5th Annual Marin Young Playwrights Festival Set for 1/19
Marin Theatre Company Teen Apprentice Program and Director of Education Daunielle Rasmussen are pleased to announce the eight finalists of the fifth annual Marin Young Playwrights Festival:
- Message Send Failure by Jane Reagan from San Rafael's Terra Linda High School
- A War on My Mind by Lilly Barnett from San Rafael's Terra Linda High School
- It's Time by Evans Levy from Mill Valley's Tamalpais High School
- Forgiveness by Nicole Schmitt, Kyle Meehan, Aidan Richard, Nola Barie from San Rafael High School
- Static by Will Godbey from San Rafael's Terra Linda High School
- Independence Day by Claire Buonocore from Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts
- In The Family by Tessa King from Mill Valley's Tamalpais High School
- No One Gives a Clap by Jake Rosenberg from San Francisco's Jewish Community High School of the Bay
Featuring Marin County teens acting and directing, these eight ten-minute plays will be performed as staged readings at Marin Theatre Company, 397 Miller Avenue in Mill Valley, on Sunday, January 19, at 6:00pm. This event is $5 and open to the public. Advance booking is strongly recommended.
The Marin Young Playwrights Festival celebrates the work of teen playwrights in Marin County and encourages a focus on playwriting in local high schools. Each fall, teens who live in Marin are encouraged to submit original ten-minute scripts to the festival. The Teen Apprentice Program, which is made up of local high school students who serve as ambassadors between MTC and the teen community in Marin County, reviews the scripts in a blinded process and selects eight finalists. Local teens perform the finalist plays at the annual festival held at MTC.
MTC's Artistic Staff serve as judges and select one winning script, which receives a staged reading with professional actors and a professional director at MTC in conjunction with the company's New Play Program. Now in its fifth year, the Marin Young Playwrights Festival is sponsored by MTC and produced by the company's Teen Apprentice Program. This season, the Teen Program selected the eight finalists from 24 submissions.