City Opera House Young Playwrights

FINALISTS ANNOUNCED IN YOUNG PLAYWRIGHTS FESTIVAL
FINALISTS DEBUT ORIGINAL WORKS APRIL 18, 2021 AT CITY OPERA HOUSE

Performance: Sunday, April 18, 2021 at 1:30 p.m.  (Tentative-watch our website for updates) Free to attend – Open to the public.

More information: CityOperaHouse.org/ypf or call 231.941.8082 or stop by at 106 E. Front Street Traverse City, MI 49684

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. -City Opera House is proud to announce the finalists in the Tenth Annual Young Playwrights Festival at City Opera House. Through December 2020, regional high school students were invited to enter original works to the juried one-act playwriting competition. Six exemplary student playwrights have been chosen as Young Playwright Festival finalists. Congratulations students!
FINALISTS

One Last Try by Sara Bagley, Traverse City West Senior High School, 11th Grade, Sponsor Teacher: Teresa Scollon

Entries From a Life Lived Full by Caleb Barker, Williamston High School, 12th Grade, Sponsor Teacher: Katie Nolen

Death’s Promptest Game by Eva Gray, Williamston High School, 11th Grade,Sponsor Teacher: Katie Nolen

Macaroni by Alyssa Lantzer, Kalkaska High School, 12th Grade, Sponsor Teacher: Teresa Scollon

Voice At Night by Tyler McNalley, Traverse City Central High School, 11th Grade, Sponsor Teacher: Teresa Scollon

Snake Play by Maia Siegel, Interlochen Arts Academy, 12th Grade, Sponsor Teacher: Brittany Cavallaro

SEMI-FINALISTS

Knowing That Eyes Are Watching by Isabella Beckhorn, Williamston High School, 11th Grade, Sponsor Teacher: Katie Nolen

A Few More Days by Kallie Crouch, Mancelona High School, 12th Grade, Sponsor Teacher: Teresa Scollon

Joyriding by Hannah Eagleson, Kingsley High School, 12th Grade, Sponsor Teacher: Teresa Scollon

The Immortal Complex by Grace Meyer, Mancelona High School, 12th Grade, Sponsor Teacher: Teresa Scollon

The Fraidy Hole by Sonny Rogers, Traverse City Central High School, 12th Grade, Sponsor Teacher: Teresa Scollon

Tuesday by Megan Speers, Traverse City Central High School, 10th Grade, Sponsor Teacher: Teresa Scollon

 Young Playwright Festival entrants submit an original one-act play of 9-12 pages, are sponsored by a teacher who serves as the liaison between City Opera House and the student; and are Michigan high school students.

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. Finalists also receive a $100 award and see thier plays read or performed.

City Opera House extends huge congratulations to the Tenth Annual Young Playwrights Festival finalists, sponsors and high schools. Thank you for participating. Information at CityOperaHouse.org/ypf

Young Playwrights Festival
The Young Playwrights Festival is presented by City Opera House in collaboration with Wharton Center for Performing Arts and is sponsored by Michigan State University Federal Credit Union with support from National Writers Series and Old Town Playhouse.

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Organizations

Benzie Historical Society

Charlevoix Circle of Arts

City Opera House

Crosshatch Center for Art & Ecology

Dennos Museum Center

Elizabeth Lane Oliver Center for the Arts

Glen Arbor Arts Center

Good Hart Artist Residency

Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum

Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra

Harbor Springs Festival of the Book

Harbor Springs Festival of the Book

Jordan River Arts Council

Leelanau Historical Society

Mash-Up Rock & Roll Musical

Michigan Legacy Art Park

National Writers Series

OrdinaryVirtues.com

Traverse City Dance Project

Twisted Fish Gallery

Individuals

Amanda Kik

Edward Kocher

Elizabeth Calcutt

Gary Gatzke

Greta Bolger

Heather Harris-Brady

Ian Jones

Jim Young

Kristi Wodek

Leslie Donaldson

Mark Bowyer

Mary Gillett

Megan Heator

Mercedes Michalowski

Molly Thompson

Monica Stokes

Nick Walsh

Renee Hintz

Sharon Hubbard

Susan Wenzlick

Ted Alan

Our Members

Organizations

Charlevoix Circle of Arts

Crosshatch Center for Art & Ecology

Dennos Museum Center

Elizabeth Lane Oliver Center for the Arts

Good Hart Artist Residency

Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra

Harbor Springs Festival of the Book

Leelanau Historical Society

Michigan Legacy Art Park

National Writers Series

OrdinaryVirtues.com

Traverse City Dance Project

Twisted Fish Gallery

Glen Arbor Arts Center

Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum

Jordan River Arts Council

Mash-Up Rock & Roll Musical

City Opera House

Benzie Historical Society

Harbor Springs Festival of the Book

Individuals

Gary Gatzke

Ian Jones

Jim Young

Kristi Wodek

Mark Bowyer

Mary Gillett

Megan Heator

Molly Thompson

Renee Hintz

Susan Wenzlick

Ted Alan

Greta Bolger

Edward Kocher

Nick Walsh

Heather Harris-Brady

Monica Stokes

Amanda Kik

Mercedes Michalowski

Sharon Hubbard

Leslie Donaldson

Elizabeth Calcutt

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