DELAWARE YOUNG PLAYWRIGHTS FESTIVAL Showcases 2012-2013 Finalists, 2/25

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DELAWARE YOUNG PLAYWRIGHTS FESTIVAL Showcases 2012-2013 Finalists, 2/25

The Delaware Theatre Company (DTC) has announced the culmination of the 2012-2013 Delaware Young Playwrights Festival (DYPF). This year's festival concludes at DTC on Monday evening, February 25, 2013 with a showcase of scenes and an awards ceremony honoring the playwrights of the six finalist plays and recognizing all 116 of the high school playwrights who participated in this year's DYPF. The following plays are the DYPF finalists for 2012-2013:

Connected by Lily Kairis, Charter School of Wilmington
Going Up by Ben Walker and Nina Krauss, Cab Calloway School of the Arts
The Great Debate by Rebecca Oberschmidt, Charter School of Wilmington
Lakeside View by Saryu Chennat, Cab Calloway School of the Arts
Major Change by Sarah Todaro, Owen Stecca, and Jesse McCann, St. Elizabeth High School
The Truth About Us by Khiara MacElree, William Penn High School

The celebration of DYPF and the student playwrights will begin at 7:00 p.m. The event is open to the public and free of charge.

This year's DYPF theme, "You've got to be carefully taught," was taken from the upcoming Delaware Theatre Company production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's South Pacific. High school students participating in DYPF were asked to write a play in which a character grapples with reconciling what he or she was taught early on with what that character experiences later in life. The six finalist plays were selected to receive additional guidance for development through a series of workshops led by professional theatre artists at Delaware Theatre Company. The playwrights of these plays continued to refine their work over the past month to prepare for a culminating performance at DTC on Monday evening, February 25, 2013, during which all of the plays submitted will be honored and one play will be selected as the winner of the 2012-2013 Delaware Young Playwrights Festival.

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