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Youth Council member and We Write South Philly High playwright Thien To was featured on local television channel PhilyCAM (Comcast 66/966 and Verizon 29/30) as part of a program produced by PhillyCAM and Philly Youth Radio entitled “Teen Sanctuaries” about places teens like to go to destress or create.
The program aired every Friday in June at 7PM.
CLICK HERE to see her feature!
Daniela Alfaro, Independence Charter 8th grader and student of Teacher Julie Lenard and Teaching Artist Justin Jain, shared her play “What Happens in Church Stays in Church!” during her class’s mini-festival on May 31. Her play, about a lesbian relationship punished by townspeople in front of a church, is one of several courageous visions in mini-festivals across all of our schools.
WARNING: THIS VIDEO CONTAINS EXPLICIT LANGUAGE AND MATURE CONTENT
On June 13, 2012, students of Teacher Joshua Rothstein at J.R. Masterman school presented scenes from the plays they’ve been creating in their yearlong playwriting workshops led by Philadelphia Young Playwrights Teaching Artist Kate McGrath.
On June 8, 2012, students of Teacher Jessica Marine at St Francis de Sales school in West Philadelphia presented scenes from the plays they’ve been creating in their yearlong playwriting workshops led by Philadelphia Young Playwrights Teaching Artist James Stover. The plays were intercut with performances from student musicians involved with Tune Up Philly and made for a memorable festival of music and theatre. Watch this short montage to get a small taste of the mini-festival they presented to their peers!