2014 Marin Young Playwrights Festival press 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 January 19, 2014, at 6:00 p.m. at MTC

MILL VALLEY, CA— Marin Theatre Company Teen Apprentice Program and Director of Education Daunielle Rasmussen are pleased to announce the eight finalists of the fifth annual Marin Young Playwrights Festival:

Message Send Failure by Jane Reagan, Terra Linda High School
A War on My Mind by Lilly Barnett, Terra Linda High School
It’s Time by Evans Levy, Tamalpais High School
Forgiveness by Ncole Schmitt, Kyle Meehan, Aidan Richard, Nola Barie, San Rafael High School
Static by Will Godbey, Terra Linda High School
Independence Day by Claire Buonocore, Ruth Awasa School of the Arts
In The Family by Tessa King, Tamalpais High School
No One Gives a Clap by Jake Rosenberg, Jewish Community High School of the Bay

Featuring Marin County teens acting and directing, these eight ten-minute plays will be performed as staged readings at Marin Theatre Company, 397 Miller Avenue in Mill Valley, on Sunday, January 19, at 6:00pm. This event is $5 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 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. 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 fifth year, the Marin Young Playwrights Festival is sponsored by MTC and produced by the company’s Teen Apprentice Program. This season, the Teen Program selected the eight finalists from over 24 submissions.

CALENDAR LISTING

WHAT
2014 Marin Young Playwrights Festival

WHO
Written, directed and acted by Marin County teens

WHEN
January 19, 2014, at 6:00 p.m.

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

ABOUT
Join MTC for the fifth annual Marin Young Playwrights Festival, which features eight ten-minute 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. At press time, participating high schools included: Jewish Community High School, Tamalpais High School San Rafael High School, Ruth Awasa School of the Arts, and Terra Linda High School.

TICKETS
$5. Advance reservations are recommended. This event fills 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 6,000 students each year.

PRESS CONTACT
Sasha Hnatkovich, Communications Director

(415) 388-5200, ext. 3313 | sasha@marintheatre.org