2015 Marin Young Playwrights Festival calendar listing

MARIN THEATRE COMPANY ANNOUNCES
FINALISTS OF MARIN YOUNG PLAYWRIGHTS FESTIVAL

Eight ten-minute plays written and acted by Marin County teens
will be featured on March 7, 2015, at 2:00 p.m. at MTC

MILL VALLEY, CA— Marin Theatre Company’s Teen Apprentice Program and Director of Education Daunielle Rasmussen are pleased to announce the eight finalists of the sixth annual 10-Minute Play Festival:

  •  17 Biblical Cats by Holly Voorsanger, Sir Francis Drake High School
  •  20 Minutes with the Love you Lost by Grace McNally, Novato High School
  •  In the Back of Our Mind by Perry Parsons, Sonoma Academy
  •  The Late Night Entertainment by Isabella Blofeld, San Marin High School
  •  The Life, Death, and Revival of a Play by Sasha Manus, Jewish Community High School of the Bay
  •  Please Stand Up by Sarah Bender-Resnik, Novato High School
  •  Portrait for Two by Abby Bordin, Tamalpais High School
  •  Yester-Yesterday by Leo Zaklikowski, Redwood High School

Part of MTC’s Marin Young Playwrights Festival, this event features Marin County teens acting in eight ten-minute, script-in-hand performances at MTC, 397 Miller Avenue in Mill Valley, on Saturday, March 7, at 2:00 p.m. This event is $5 and open to the public. Advance reservations are strongly recommended.

Through the 10-Minute Play Festival and the 24-Hour Playwriting Festival, the Marin Young Playwrights Festival celebrates the work of teen playwrights in Marin County and encourages a focus on playwriting in local high schools. Each fall, teens who live in Marin are encouraged to submit original scripts to the 10-Minute Play Festival. The Teen Apprentice Program, which is made up of local high school students who serve as ambassadors between MTC and the teen community in Marin County, reviews the scripts in a blinded process and selects eight finalists. Directed by MTC teaching artists, local teens perform the finalist plays at the annual festival held at MTC.

MTC’s artistic staff serves as judges and selects one winning script. Now in its sixth year, the Marin Young Playwrights Festival is sponsored by MTC and produced by the company’s Teen Apprentice Program. This season, the Teen Advisory Board selected the eight finalists from 73 submissions.

CALENDAR INFORMATION
Teens | Free Event | Theater

WHAT
Marin Young Playwrights 10-Minute Play Festival

WHO
Marin Theatre Company
Teen playwrights and actors from Marin County

WHEN
March 7, 2015, at 2:00 p.m.

WHERE
Marin Theatre Company | 397 Miller Avenue | Mill Valley, CA 94941

ABOUT
Join Marin Theatre Company for the sixth annual 10-Minute Play Festival, which features eight ten-minute plays written and acted by Marin County teens. At press time, participating high schools included: Jewish Community High School, Novato High School, Redwood High School, San Marin High School, Sir Francis Drake High School, Sonoma Academy and Tamalpais High School. The 10-Minute Play Festival is part of MTC’s Marin Young Playwrights Festival program, which celebrates the work of teen playwrights in Marin County and encourages a focus on playwriting in local high schools.

TICKETS
$5. Advance reservations are recommended. This event fills to capacity every year.

CONTACT
marintheatre.org | (415) 388-5208 | boxoffice@marintheatre.org

ABOUT MTC
Founded in 1967, Marin Theatre Company is the Bay Area’s premier mid-sized theater and the leading professional theater in the North Bay. We produce a six-show season of provocative plays by passionate playwrights from the 20th century and today in our intimate 231-seat proscenium theater. We are committed to the development and production of new plays by American playwrights, with a comprehensive New Play Program that includes two nationally recognized annual playwriting awards, new play readings and workshops by the nation’s best emerging playwrights and a leadership position in the National New Play Network. Our numerous education programs serve more than 8,500 students each year.

PRESS CONTACT
Sasha Hnatkovich, Communications Director

(415) 388-5200, ext. 3313 | E-mail

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