Monday, May 18, 2015

Announcing the selected playwrights for the 2015 NJYPF

We finally have everything lined up where we can share the complete list of playwrights whose work has been selected for performance in the 2015 New Jersey Young Playwrights Festival (listed in alphabetical order by title):

High School Division
Listen by Jack Kimber, Chatham High School
Pretty Girl by Laura Diorio, Middletown High School South
Thanksgiving Surprise by Betsy Zaubler, Newark Academy
Worn Thin by Gabrielle Poisson,Newark Academy

Junior High School Division
Doppelganger by Paige Warnock, 9th grade, Union County Academy for Performing Arts
Love Bites by Cathryn Mesce, 9th grade, Union County Academy for Performing Arts
The Angel Side by Evelyn Doskoch, Columbia Middle School

Elementary School Division
Sibling Rivalry by Artha Abeysinghe, Torey J. Sabatini ES
Stitches - Dun, Dun, Dun by Josephine Walker, Torey J. Sabatini ES
Storm in a Cup by Francesca Wan, St. Vincent Martyr School

Congratulations to those selected and to those who reached the final round of judging!

The Junior HS and Elementary plays will be read on Monday, June 1 @ 7:00 pm; the High School plays receive a staged-reading on Tuesday, June 2 @ 7:00 pm. Both presentations will be held on the Florham Campus of Fairleigh Dickinson University. For details and reservations, visit the PTNJ website and select the link for the Festival date you wish to attend.

To learn more about the playwrights, please visit the NJYPF website and select the link for playwrights bios. We will also be asking the high school playwrights a series of 5 Questions, which will be posted to the blog in the days leading up to the Festival on June 1 and June 2.