Student Spotlight

YOUNG PLAYWRIGHTS FESTIVAL FINALISTS ANNOUNCED


City Opera House is proud to announce the finalists in the Ninth Annual Young Playwrights Festival at City Opera House. 
Congratulations, students!

Six exemplary student playwrights have been chosen as Young Playwrights Festival finalists. The original works will be produced and performed on the City Opera House (COH) stage April 19, 2020.

FINALISTS

"The Awkward Proposal" by Reann Nelson, Glen Lake High School /TBAISD CTC - Front Street Writers

"Promesa" by Daniela Castillo, Traverse City West Senior High School

"The Moon is More Important than the Sun" by Kallie Couch, Mancelona High School//TBAISD CTC - Front Street Writers

"Wrong Lines" by Amber Marchant, Traverse City Central High School//TBAISD CTC - Front Street Writers

"National Day of Mourning" by Nathaniel Myers, Traverse City West Senior High School

"Butterfly" by Olivia Seymour, Traverse City Central High School 


SEMI-FINALISTS

"Burnt Sienna" by Sage Campbell, Glen Lake High School//TBAISD CTC - Front Street Writers

"These Days" by Cy Balderach, Grand Traverse Academy//TBAISD CTC - Front Street Writers

"The Cold Maide of Route 16" by Hannah Gregory, St Mary's School

"A Riot at Stonewall Inn" by Lexus Paniagua, TC Central High School//TBAISD CTC - Front Street Writers

"The 21st Century Crisis" by Julia Snyder, TC West Senior High School

"Me, Myself and I"  by Alexandra Sprenger, TC West Senior High//TBAISD CTC - Front Street Writers

An invaluable part of the Young Playwrights Competition is the mentoring component. Finalists will be matched with national playwrights who mentor the students as they hone their talents and plays. All six finalists will see their original one-act plays produced and performed on the City Opera House stage. Finalists also receive a $100 award.

Everyone is invited to experience the plays Sunday, April 19 at 1:30 p.m. This event is free to the community.