Marin Young Playwrights Festival finalists

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MARIN THEATRE COMPANY ANNOUNCES
FINALISTS OF MARIN YOUNG PLAYWRIGHTS FESTIVAL

Eight ten-minute plays written, directed and acted by Marin County teens
will be featured on February 13, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. at MTC

MILL VALLEY, CA— Marin Theatre Company Teen Advisory Board and Education Director Josh Costello are pleased to announce the eight finalists of the Marin Young Playwrights Festival:

How It Ends by Matthew Jackett, Marin Academy
Lemonade by Maria Lee, Redwood High School
Mostly Flawless, With A Twist of Humanity by Stephanie Anne Strick, San Domenico High School
Not All About You by Ivy Ryan, Tamalpais High School
Quotidian by Kiersten Hosie, San Francisco University High School
Rough Draft by Jake Levy, Terra Linda High School
Roulette of Life by Jason Hirose, Terra Linda High School
In the Middle by Kali Grimaldi, Alyssa Dowd, Monique Oliveira Vaz and Julia Raven, San Marin High School

These eight plays will be performed by Marin County teens at Marin Theatre Company, 397 Miller Avenue in Mill Valley, on Monday, February 13, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. Advance reservations are strongly recommended.

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 ten-minute scripts to the festival. The Teen Advisory Board, which is made up of local middle and 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. Local teens perform the finalist plays at the annual festival held at MTC.

MTC’s Artistic Staff serve as judges and select one winning script, which receives a staged reading with professional actors and a professional director at MTC in conjunction with the company’s New Works Series. Now in its third year, the Marin Young Playwrights Festival is sponsored by MTC and produced by the company’s Teen Advisory Board. This season, the Teen Board selected the eight finalists from 27 submissions.

CALENDAR LISTING

WHAT
Marin Young Playwrights Festival

WHO
Written, directed and acted by Marin County teens

WHEN
February 13, 2012, at 7:00 p.m.

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

ABOUT
Join MTC for the third annual Marin Young Playwrights Festival, which features eight short plays written, directed and acted by Marin County teens. The MYPF celebrates the work of teen playwrights in Marin County and encourages a focus on playwriting in local high schools.

TICKETS
FREE
Advance reservations are recommended. This event fills capacity every year.

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

ABOUT MTC
Celebrating our 45th Anniversary this season, 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 at least one world premiere each season, 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 6,000 students each year.

PRESS CONTACT
Sasha Hnatkovich, Communications Director
(415) 388-5200, ext. 3313 | email

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