Marin Theatre Announces Marin Young Playwrights Finalists; Festival Set for 3/10

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Marin Theatre Company Teen Advisory Board and Director of Education Daunielle Rasmussen has announced the eight finalists of the fourth annual Marin Young Playwrights Festival:

Fruit Madness by Anna Feiner, Sarah Jo Millar and Jack Jenkins, Sir Francis Drake High School
Tom's Umbrella by Madelaine Bixler, Elsie Allen High School
Terminal Illness by Jack Foley, Terra Linda High School
Devoid of Love & Grace by Abby Bordin, Tamalpais High School
To Be a Great Man by Rachel Zilberg, San Domenico School
Play Pretend by Jane Reagan, Terra Linda High School
Hope by Tessa King, Tamalpais High School
The Big Ass Russian Novel by Jake Rosenberg, Jewish Community High School

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, March 10, at 7:00pm. This event is free and open to the public. Advance reservations are 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 Advisory Board, which is made up of local middle and 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 Works Series.

Now in its fourth year, the Marin Young Playwrights Festival is sponsored by MTC and produced by the company's Teen Advisory Board. This season, the Teen Board selected the eight finalists from over 50 submissions.

2013 Marin Young Playwrights Festival, written, directed and acted by Marin County teens is set for March 10, 2013, at 7:00 p.m. at Marin Theatre Company, 397 Miller Avenue, Mill Valley, Calif. Admission is FREE. Advance reservations are recommended. This event fills capacity every year. Visit marintheatre.org, call (415) 388-5208 or email boxoffice@marintheatre.org.

Founded in 1967, Marin Theatre Company is the Bay Area's premier mid-sized theater and the leading professional theater in the North Bay. We produce a six-show season of provocative plays by passionate playwrights from the 20th century and today in our intimate 231-seat proscenium theater. We are committed to the development and production of new plays by American Playwrights, with a comprehensive New Play Program that includes two nationally recognized annual playwriting awards, new play readings and workshops by the nation's best emerging playwrights and a leadership position in the National New Play Network. Our numerous education programs serve more than 6,000 students each year.

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