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The 2013-2014 Season

 

New Writers Now! Save the Day
Monday, November 18, 2013

Josephine Butler Parks Center
2437 15th St. NW,
Washington, DC 20009

Plays:

Super Autumn!
by Elsa Coony, Bancroft Elementary School
directed by Cecilia Cackley

Video Game Disaster
by Adrian Soriano, Powell Elementary School
directed by Ryan Maxwell

Trading Places
by Monica Villacorta, Bell Multicultural High School
directed by Gedalya Chinn

Joana and Rosi
by Brian Alfaro, Fillmore Arts Center
directed by Ryan Maxwell

Super Awesome! The Play
by Will Larroca, Swanson Middle School
directed by Brigitte Pribnow Moore

Actors:

Kyle Encinas
Manu Kumasi
Mandy Moore
Rachel Menyuk
Wendy Nogales
Alex Perez

 


 

New Writers Now! Truth and Dare
February 11, 2014

Theater J
1529 16th St. NW,
Washington, DC 20036

Plays:

In For the Kill
by Ralanda Simpson, Walker-Jones Education Campus
directed by Jason Schlafstein

Mr. and Mrs. Evans' Sick Dog
by Ben Kassiun, Northwest High School
directed by Gedalya Chinn

I Was...
by Jennifer Cruz, Bell Multicultural High School
directed by Brigitte Pribnow Moore

Mrs. Pepper's Room
by Dorothee Mulumba, Yorktown High School
directed by Frank Cervarich

Actors:

Maggie Erwin
Farah Lawal Harris
Bryan Norrington
Lilian Oben
Fatima Quander
Kenneth Ray

 


 

New Play Festival
April 28-30, 2014

GALA Hispanic Theatre
3333 14th St. NW,
Washington, DC 20010

April 28

Plays:

The Torn Captor
by Josephine Crittenden, Watkins Elementary School
directed by Randy Baker
dramaturge: Laurie Ascoli

The Battle of the Truck and the Car
by Durall Townes, Plummer Elementary School
directed by Ryan Maxwell
dramaturge: Wendy Nogales

Diamond of Destiny
by Nevaeh Edwards, Amidon-Bowen Elementary School
directed by Randy Baker
dramaturge: Alesandra Zsiba

The World Is Almost Ruined
by Zaynab Ewing-Boyd, Elsie Whitlow Stokes Community Freedom Public Charter School
directed by Michael Dove
dramaturge: Alesandra Zsiba

Actors:

Ramya Anbalagan
Jack Novak
Alex Perez
Brandyn Ashley Poole
Daven Ralston
Vanessa Strickland

 

April 29

Plays:

The Thief
by Kenneth Tillman, Walker-Jones Education Campus
directed by Jason Schlafstein
dramaturge: Kate Coughlin

HOW TO KILL YOUR EVIL DEMON LIBRARIAN, WITH THE HELP OF THE IMPECCABLY DRESSED NARRATOR, TO SAVE THE CHILDREN OF THE UNIVERSE FROM THE CERTAIN DEATH, DESTRUCTION AND UNHAPPINESS FROM SAID EVIL DEMON LIBRARIAN
by Eva Sirotic, Swanson Middle School
directed by Jess Jung
dramaturge: Jennie Eng

The "Courage" I "Had"
by Cindy Mendoza, Lincoln Multicultural Middle School
directed by Jess Jung
dramaturge: Kate Coughlin

The Contest
by Liam Wells, Swanson Middle School
directed by Brigitte Pribnow Moore
dramaturge: Jennie Eng

Broccoli Man
by Isaiah Dorsey, KIPP DC: AIM Academy
directed by Jason Schlaftstein
dramaturge: Gedalya Chinn

Actors:

Christine Alexander
Ariana Almajan

Luke Cieslewicz
Kyle Encinas
Jon Jon Johnson
Wendy Nogales
Bryan Norrington

 

April 30

Plays:

Wonderland
by Vivian Hong, Yorktown High School
directed by Lee Liebeskind
dramaturge: Cecilia Cackley

It's My Life, in My Own Words I Guess...
by Helen Villegas, Bell Multicultural High School
dramaturge: Farah Lawal Harris

Beautiful Nightmare
by Makayla Wrenn, Ballou Senior High School
directed by Gedalya Chinn
dramaturge: Frank Cervarich

The Thorne Secret
by Tatyana Russell, Bell Multicultural High School
directed by Lee Liebeskind
dramaturge: Cecilia Cackley

Death of an Attractive Thief
by Davon Green, Anacostia High School
directed by Cecilia Cackley
dramaturge: Nicole Jost

Actors:

Felipe Cabezas
KyoSin Kang
Te' La Curtis Lee
Lilian Oben
Eric Porter
Jaysen Wright

 

 

2014 New Play Festival production team:

Producer: Nicole Jost
Associate Producers: Laurie Ascoli & Gedalya Chinn
Sound Designer: Kenny Neal
Stage Managers: Joan Cummins (Apr 28); Alison Beyrle (Apr 29); Nelly Diaz Rodriguez (Apr 30)
Production Intern: Natalie Piegari

 


 

Student Advisory Council Presents: Dear Mr. Stein
June 6, 2014

Sitar Arts Center
1700 Kalorama Rd. NW
Washington, DC 20009

 

Scenes:

Prologue: The Me Me Me Generation
excerpted from the article by Joel Stein

Dylan's Birthday
by Paul McCoyer

Prime Time
by Nana Gongadze
directed by Brigitte Pribnow Moore

Gillian and Isaac
by Anna Vargas

Mrs. Johnson
by Paul McCoyer

Icarus
by Sam Burris

Am I Not Feminine?
by Carmela Pascale

Nola 
by Anna Vargas

The Crimson Kick
by Will Larroca

Beyond the Horizon, Part I
by Cameron Byrd
directed by Cameron Byrd

Welcome to the 21st Century
by Paul McCoyer

Closing
by the 2013-2014 Student Advisory Council

 

Playwright-Performers:

Sam Burris
Cameron Byrd
Nana Gongadze
Will Larroca 
Paul McCoyer
Carmela Pascale
Anna Vargas


Director: Frank Cervarich
 


 

Young Playwrights' Workshop Presents: Chains of Suppression
June 16, 2014

Source Theatre
1835 14th St. NW
Washington, DC 20001

 

Written by the Ensemble:

Claudia Aguilar
Rosy Barrett
Antonieta Chaj Velasquez
Chris Chio
Chidinma Egesia
Tiffany Ewing
Danielle Gilmore
Nakia Greene
Michael Hill
Maxwell Leathers
Jorge Martinez
Courtney Matthews
Evelyn Piantini
Taslimah Stroman
Ta'Qiya Stroman

Performers:

Claudia Aguilar
Rosy Barrett
Antonieta Chaj Velasquez
Chris Chio
Chidinma Egesia
Tiffany Ewing
Nakia Greene
Maxwell Leathers
Jorge Martinez
Courtney Matthews
Evelyn Piantini