CANDLES by Angelina DeMonte created a lot of Buzz!
"The play, a poetic portrayal of the students’ personal and political transformation, is also a direct call for action."
"Alternatingly heartbreaking and soul-soothing, Candles tells the story of four friends whose lives are forever changed after a gunman—one of their classmates—attacks the school, killing several students."
Broad Street Review
"Candles is Philadelphia Young Playwrights‘ first Barrymore-eligible production. It is also PYP’s first full-length, fully self-produced play. It is not, however, 10th-grader Angelina DeMonte‘s first play. She wrote that back in the eighth grade."
“These tragedies like we see in the play, like Parkland and Sandy Hook and Squirrel Hill, are preventable tragedies,” Milkman added. “Whether or not you’re able to vote, you can use your voice.
The Temple News
Did you check out our production of CANDLES by Angelina DeMonte in January 2020? Here's a photo recap!
Photos by Jana Williams
This years first place winning Middle and High School playwrights revise their writing at the New Voices Dramatury Day in September 2019.
Photos: Jana Williams
The literary arts in Philadelphia has been bolstered by the many famous writers who have lived and produced timeless pieces of literature in this city. Our city’s literary tradition continues today thanks to our local organizations that support Philadelphia’s emerging writers. The City of Philadelphia will recognize this by proclaiming the week of May 12-18, 2019 as Literary Arts Week in Philadelphia.
Join us in celebrating Literary Arts Week in Philadelphia by recognizing the Rittenhouse Writers Group, Mighty Writers, Philadelphia Young Playwrights and Blue Stoop – Philadelphia organizations supporting local emerging writers. Festivities will include a reception, a poetry reading by a special guest, and the opening of Visual Democracy, an Art in City Hall exhibit that celebrates the connection between the literary and visual arts as part of Whitman at 200: Art and Democracy.