Young Playwrights Festival
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WEEK ONE: June 5 - June 8 THREE HEADED DOG by Patrick Howley age 18 Avon, CT Mentor: Jeff Greenstein Director: Tiffani Thiessen Heteros, step aside! In the glorious gay world of "Barney's" sales clerks, there is zero tolerance for breeders! Will one employee really lose his job when his secret life is revealed? GUESTS by Cayla Clark age 17 Santa Barbara, CA Mentor: EM Lewis Director: J. Richey Nash When guests from out of town arrive, a high schooler must preserve the balance between his mother's neurosis, his father's anger, and a dark charade that the entire family must protect. Will he be able to keep the bubble from bursting? THE WAR ON SAFETY by Max Posner age 19 Denver, CO Mentor: David Holstein Director: Barbara Bain A college freshman tries to cope with his parents who left for vacation and never came home (although they do send postcards) and his fragile relationship with his girlfriend. Can they prevail as the threat level raises higher and higher? WEEK TWO: June 12 - June 15 RIGHT TO PRIVACY by Siena Leslie age 18 Los Angeles, CA Mentor: Dean Mitchell Director: Kirsten Sanderson The quirky Hotel Descue is filled with oddball guests and an owner who caters to their every need; no matter how strange. Satisfying the desires of the colorful occupants leaves little time for love and romance.or does it? RESPECT FOR THE ELECTRIC FIELD OF HORSES by Lisa Meyers age 19 Orange, CA Mentor: Jonathan Tolins Director: Joshua M. Bott A group of unusual people find themselves falling in and out of love, yet connected through a series of meetings. How do meaningless moments become truly important to our souls? QUIET SPIRITS by David Watson age 19 New York, NY Mentor: Robert L. Freedman Director: Constance Zimmer What would you do if your family was killed in a freak accident? When an estranged father faces his grieving son, he must attempt to communicate with him before his son goes off the deep end. WEEK THREE: June 19 - June 22 RED CROSS by Alex Nunnelly age 16 St Petersburg, FL Mentor: Mark Saltzman Director: Daniel Henning A Red Cross volunteer searches an evacuated valley before it is flooded. He finds the lone holdout: a woman who refuses to leave her home and family's history. Will he be able to save her? Or will she end up saving him? IZZY ICARUS FELL OFF THE WORLD by Aliza Goldstein age 16 Jacksonville, FL Mentor: Allan Heinberg Director: Thia Stephan Izzy Icarus, the autistic kid on the block, believes he can fly. Will the fascination and unwavering belief of a neighborhood girl allow him to finally fulfill his dream? SPIN ALLEY by Chad Baker age 19 Beavercreek, OH Mentor: Austin Winsberg Director: Warren Davis After an assassination attempt on the two leading presidential candidates, hilarity ensues as they are hidden in a safe room while things are secured. Enter a wildcard third party candidate, blackmail, nosey reporters, and there is more damage control than any press secretary could possibly handle! WEEK FOUR: June 26 - June 29 FAMILY PORTRAIT by Madeline Sprung-Keyser age 17 Los Angeles, CA Mentor: Gary Tieche Director: Al D'Andrea When devastating photos are discovered, one family must get to the bottom of who took them.before the police arrest the wrong person or find out too much. A POEM BY JOSHUA FEINBERG by Kate Herzlin age 15 Rockville Centre, NY Mentor: Ellen Byron Director: David Shine As he prepares for his wedding, Joshua Feinberg is haunted by a painful relationship from his past. With the help of Thoreau, he must come to terms with this woman, before he can truly give himself to his bride. DOUBLETS AND HOSE by Griffin Hennelly age 16 Dumont, NJ Mentor: Adam Belanoff Director: April Webster Verona as we know it is upside down, as we romp through a fast-paced, zany and pop culture infused re-telling of Romeo and Juliet. Hang onto your doublets and experience Shakespeare like you've never seen it!
6539 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90038
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