Second Annual Young Playwrights Festival
Festival Goes International With Playwright From England
Gloucester Stage Youth Acting Workshop presents the second annual Young Playwrights‘ Festival on Tuesday, September 25 at 7:30 PM at Gloucester Stage,267 East Main Street, Gloucester. There will be a talk back and reception with the artists from the festival following the staged readings. The evening features seven new 10 minute plays from young playwrights ranging in age from 9 years old to 17 years old and a troupe of actors and directors from the YAW Program,Apprentice Program and Boston area professional actors Salem resident Paul Melendy last seen at GSC in this summer’s Cyrano, and Salem resident award winning actress Dossy Peabody. The young playwrights include: From Gloucester: 16 year old Meagan Gallo who will also make her professional stage debut in the upcoming My Station in Life by Ken Riaf; 17 year old Colby Taormina; 15 year old Nate Oaks; 10 year old Elliana Parsons; 9 year old Scarlet Lee, and 12 year old Malia Andrews. From Winchester: 10 year old Lucy Camera-Murray and from England: 17 year old Emma Robinson. The Young Playwrights’ Festivalis a project of Gloucester Stage Youth Acting Workshop, a professional theater training program for young people age 5 to age 18. The Fall session of classes began on September 14 and includes classes in: Acting, Commedia Dell’Arte, Stage Combat and Acting Shakepeare.
Admission to the Young Playwrights Festival is $5.00 per person. Advance reservations are suggested. For tickets, go to www.gloucesterstage.com or call 978-281-4433.