Congratulations to all the playwrights from across the state who submitted plays for the 2014 New Voices Festival at Actors Theatre of Louisville. And in addition to those submitted with Walden Theatre ties, special congrats to Travis Ryan for his play “Greg’s New Phone”!
Actors Theatre is thrilled to announce New Voices Young Playwrights Festival, a fully produced evening of new ten-minute plays written by students throughout the region and presented by Actors Education and the 2013-2014 Apprentice/Intern Company. The New Voices Young Playwrights Festival runs April 21-22 at 7 p.m. in the Bingham Theatre. Tickets are free and can be reserved by calling 502-584-1205. Limit six tickets per household.
“It is our responsibility as a leading arts organization to foster an environment in which young people can explore and create art,” said Les Waters, Artistic Director. “The New Voices Young Playwrights Festival allows students to collaborate with theatre professionals and see their work come to life on our stage. Actors Theatre is so very proud to share these new voices and be involved in their artistic development.”
This year’s festival showcases nine ten-minute plays written by local young playwrights. The evening will feature, amongst other things, a sensitive iPhone, an out of control cabbage contest, a potentially dangerous study session, a small-town superhero, a snarky elven warrior, a high-stakes heart to heart on a tree limb, a town encased by an ancient wall, a space-obsessed girl with a unique view of the universe, and a group of princesses in need of some serious therapy.
The nine winning plays to be performed during the festival were chosen from more than 550 entries written through New Voices Playwriting Residencies and independently. The selected playwrights for this year’s festival represent seven schools in Jefferson County, Kentucky and Floyd County, Indiana. The plays include:
Props again to Travis on his hard work and recognition. Here is his play followed by a list of students who entered plays. Keep up the great work everyone!
- Travis Ryan “Greg’s New Phone”
directed by Jeff Rodgers, dramaturg Eric Werner
- Lilia Conklin “Light-Years Apart”
- Jacob Craigo-Snell “The Games of Death: The Conference”
- Anna Lyons “The Undergrounds”
- Caroline Sniegocki “So Long and Goodnight”
- Joel Punwani “Vikings and Viking Ability”
- Ava Duvall “Take Two”
- Kora Duvall “He Loves Me, She Loves Me Not”
- Will DeVary “A Play in Need of a Better Title”