On May 7, 2011 we featured “The Reason We Listen” by Hannah Pierce-Hoffman of Strath Haven High School. In her play, Leo is confronted with a tough decision between pursuing his dream of a music career and spending a year on a research expedition in the Galapagos Islands.
BJ Tindal joined us as the Youth Council Host and both Joellen Brown and Antonio Williams were Board Hosts for the morning. The reading featured undergraduate actors from Temple University and University of Pennsylvania.
For more information about Saturday Reading Series, CLICK HERE.
On May 8 and 10, Philadelphia Young Playwrights and Philadelphia Theatre Workshop collaborated to bring to life “A Woman, A Man, A Ravenous Ghost” by Gianfranco Rosselli. In this hilarious play, news reporter Terra is haunted by The Dahlia, a hungry ghost, and must find a way to save the day before her husband gets eaten alive!
This play was selected to be produced as part of the Philadelphia Young Playwrights 2011 Play Development Series and was performed during the Philadelphia Theatre Workshop 4th Annual PlayShop Festival at Walnut Street Theatre Studio 5. It played to packed houses both nights!
To learn more about the 2011 Play Development Series, CLICK HERE
On May 9, Philadelphia Young Playwrights and 1812 Productions partnered to bring “Lessons on Relationships by a Guy Who’s Never Been in One” by BJ Tindal (Masterman School) to life in a staged reading at Plays and Players Theater.
The hilarious play follows the misadventures of a young man who wants to help his friends in troubled relationships and win the girl of his dreams but ends up taking a few wrong turns down the road to becoming an advice writer.
Directed by Jen Childs of 1812 Productions and performed by professional actors Bi Jean Ngo, Jame Ijames, Maria Burkholder, David Raphaely and Karen Getz.
Check out this short video filmed at Write On! 2011 as attendees reflect on Young Playwrights, the honorees, and celebrating student voices!
Many thanks to our student reporters: Aarron Coleman, Arjun Dravid, Dahlia LaBan and Glenna Walsh!