ACT's 2007 Young Playwrights Festival features eight plays developed in 14 Seattle-area schools as part of ACT's Young Playwrights Program. The plays are presented in two separate workshop programs. These eight plays were selected from approximately 300 plays by participating students. To prepare for the staged readings, each student playwright has the opportunity to work with a professional director and actors. Festival Schedule: Program A Thursday, March 1 at 7:30pm Saturday, March 3 at 12:00pm (noon) Block Party By Rory Voie, Ingraham High School Directed by Tim Hyland Paradise Lost By Elliott Woo, Garfield High School Directed by Beverly Ann Thompson Magic on Mainstreet By Rebecca Ehlers, TOPS Directed by Maria Glanz No Mayo By Dan Rector, Ballard High School Directed by Mark Zufelt Program B Friday, March 2 at 7:30pm Saturday, March 3 at 4:00pm Why You Shouldn't Believe in Fairies By Alexandria Barber, NOVA Alternative High School Directed by Timeca Briggs Delete My Heart By Margo Qurbanzadeh, Roosevelt High School Directed by Kathleen Collins The Ants Go Marching One by One By Graham Schneider, Bainbridge High School Directed by Gillian Jorgensen Mindless Angst By Devin Petersen, Lakeside School Directed by Anthony Winkler ACT's Young Playwrights Program offers Seattle-area middle and high school students a high quality, exciting new language arts curriculum based on the art of playwriting. Professional playwrights/teaching artists teach the basics of playwriting in participating schools. Concepts taught include dramatic structure, character creation, dialogue, action, subtext, point of view, understanding and developing dramatic conflict, writing a scene, generating ideas through improvisation, the importance of rewrites, and writing for an audience. Festival Passes can be used for admission to all programs. Single tickets provide admission to a single program.