Following extensive school closures in the School District of Philadelphia, Benjamin Franklin High School received hundreds of displaced students. Last year, a group of students in Mrs. Lauren Murphy-Sands' class worked with Young Playwrights to write a play about the school environment and about the challenges they face every day. Then, "The Receiving Schools Project" was produced and performed at the 2014 New Voices Productions at Temple Theaters.
On November 12, The Receiving Schools Project was remounted at Benjamin Franklin High School for a group of students, educators, and administrators, including School District of Philadelphia Superintendent, Dr. William Hite.
The Inquirer wrote a front page feature!
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A terrific article on Young Playwright’s current very dynamic work at Edison High School in collaboration with Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre!
The project - which is free to the school - brings professional actors and writers to the Kensington school to explore William Shakespeare’s play, Romeo & Juliet, with about 45 students. They will also study the art of writing Elizabethan sonnets and later have the chance to enter a sonnet competition.
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