Young Playwrights will workshop their original plays under the guidance of theatre professionals culminating in a week-long festival of staged readings or original student created work.
The Young Playwrights Festival is a statewide festival for playwrights aged 17 and under, as well as those aged 18-22. The best 10 minute, one-acts, and full-length plays are chosen by a panel of theatre professionals from submissions across the state of Michigan. Playwrights who are chosen are mentored to help prepare their work for a public staged reading.
Saturday, March 16 at 2pm
10 minute and One-Act plays
Under the Oak
by Lucas Guest
Two girls try to keep their friendship alive through years of struggle.
A Flickering Streetlight Hanging Somewhere Below Canal Street
by Michael Muston
Middle-aged Natalie goes out for a night to herself in the big city, confused about her current state of mind and identity, she visits her favorite bar to reflect upon her personal conflict alongside her vices and faces new and old.
Million Dollar Hair
by Antonio Sweeney
A grandmother tells the inspirational and bold story of Madam C.J. Walker along with her granddaughter and friends as they transition through history in a fun new way!
Sunday, March 17 at 2pm
by Julia Everitt
What affect could the mysterious roaring heard in the waters of Lake Superior have on Sam and Susanne's copper mining expeditions to Isle Royale?