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The 2014-2015 Season

The 20th Anniversary Festival

December 12, 2015

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

 

Acts:

Ally in Blunderland

by Sophie ReVeal, Roschach Theatre

directed by Jenny McConnel Frederick

 

Tornado Boy

by Antawan Taylor, Roschach Theatre

directed by Randy Baker

 

Money, Money, Money

by Paul McCoyer, dog & pony dc

directed by Lorraine Ressegger-Slone

 

The Stranger

by Sam Burris, dog& pony dc

directed by Lorraine Ressegger-Slone

 

The Elevator

by Nora Spellnae, Forum Theatre

directed by Megan Behm

 

Color Lines

by Sheila Walcott

directed by Amanda C. Herman

 

Daft Desire

by Kenry Alvarado, No Rules Theatre Company

directed by Debbi Arseneaux

 

Love, Math and Martians Don't Mix

by Cassidy Moomsma

directed by Debbi Arseneaux

 

Moving Out

by Edwin Ventura, GALA Hispanic Theatre

directed by Abel Lopez

 

Mariana's Wish

by Mariana Pavon Sanchez, GALA Hispanic Theatre

directed by Abel Lopez

 

Society Unjust

by Shannon Marshall, Wild Women Theatre

directed by Frah Lawal Harris

 

Chaning Tides: Judge Me Gently 

by Amber Faith Walton, Wild Women Theatre

directed by Farah Lawal Harris

 

The Day After Bob Said, "Yeah, Right"

by Ann Gill, Young Playwrights' Theater

directed by Brigitte Pribnow Moore

 

Rare and Exotic 

by Josh Perles, Young Playwright's Theater

directed by Ryan Maxwell

 

Robbed

by Chris Chio, The Washington Rogues

directed by Grand Cloyd

 

Love What! No! Me a 10 Year Old! What Uh-Oh!!

by Mayra Rivera, the Washington Rogues

directed by Ryan Taylor

 

Polished

by Julie Kashmanian, Pinky Swear Productions

directed by Ryan Maxwell

 

Rita

by Breena Bradford, Pinky Swear Productions

directed by Karen Lange

 

Magnet Dude

by Kyrtham Franco, Faction of Fools Theatre Company

directed by Tyler Herman

 

The Enemy Attacks,

Faction of Fools Theatre Company

directed by Rachel Spicknall Mulford

 

Actors:

Sophie ReVeal

Antawan Taylor

Paul McCoyer

Sam Burris

Nora Spellnae

Sheila Walcott

Kenry Alvarado

Cassidy Moomsma

Edwin Ventura

Mariana Pavon Sanchez

Shannon Marshall

Amber Faith Walton

Ann Gill

Josh Perles

Chris Chio

Mayra Rivera

Julie Kashmanian

Breena Bradford

Kyrtham Franco


Silence Is Violence

January 27, 2015

Capitol Hill ARts Workshop

545 7th Street SE,

Washington, DC 20003

 

Opening Remarks

by Jill Stachan, Capitol Hill Arts Workshop

 

Performances and Reading

by Farah Lawal Harris

 

Space for Community Reflection

by Omolara Williams McCallister, Young Playwrights' Theater

 

Actors:

Mitchell Adams

Sam Burris

AJ Calbert

Antioneta (Michi) Chaj

Jeajout Cymonisse

Marguax Deotte-Bennett

Thembi Duncan

Kymone Freeman

Danielle Gilmore

NAka Greene

Farah Lawal Harris

Dr. Michael Anthony Ingram

Kashayna J.

Thomas Lee Johnson

Jorge Martinez

Thony Mena

Carmela Pacale

Lori Pitts

Sisi Reid

Sixth Graders from Eliot-Hine Middle School

Joella Roberts 

Anna Vargas

Jasmine White


New Writers Now! Staged Reading #nofilter

February 10, 2014

Anacostia Playhouse

2020 Shannon PI.SE

Washington, DC 20020

 

Plays:

Despair

by Nakia Greene, Bell Multicultural High School

directed by Thembi Duncan

 

Javon's Dream

by Quanisha Mitchell, Woodrow Wilson High School

directed by Frank Cervarich

 

Saving Scarlett

by China Warren, Ballou High School

directed by Farah Lawal Harris

 

P.S. Problems

by Lawrencia Odoms, Ballout Senior High School

directed by Farh Lawal Harris

 

Actors:

Lilian Oben

Jon Odom

reginald Richard

Mary Miller

Kashayna Johnson

Bryan Norrington

Ny'a Johnson

Margaux Delotte-Bennett

Clarissa McKitchen

Kenya D. Morris

Farah Lawal Harris


The 2015 New Play Festival

April 20, 2015

Young PlayWright's Theater

 

Acts:

The Trip to the New World

by Aijah T. Royal, Orr Elementary School

directed by Cecilia Cackley

 

The Bacon's Revenge

by Rachel Masterson, British School of Washington

directed by Ryan Maxwell

 

The Triger and the Mouse

by Jabari Hicks, Savoy Elementary School

directed by Cecilia Cackley

 

The Confusion of Being in the Army

by Ja'Neza Andrews-Washington, Leesylvania Elementary School

directed by Catherine Tripp

 

Empathy vs. Appetite

by Aoife Butler, Washington Latin Public Charter School

directed by Catherine Tripp

 

Silver Samurai

by Armando Abarca-Salvador, Tubman Elementary School

directed by Ryan Maxwell

 

Actors:

Armando Abarca-Salvador

Ja'Neza Andrews-Washington

Aoife Butler

Jabari Hicks

Rachel Masterson

Aijah T. Royal


The 2015 New Play Festival 

April 21, 2015

Young Playwright's Theater

 

Acts: 

Mrs.Chang

by Nanichi Vargas, Lincoln Multicultural Middle School

directed by Lee Liebeskind

 

All the World's a Stage

by Rose Duane, Swanson Middle School

directed by Megan Behm

 

Losxy Docxy

by Evan Alston, Elsie Whitlow Stokes Public Charter School

directed by Lee Liebeskind

 

The Ruler of All Worlds

by Vanessa Igelesias, The Lab School of Washington

directed by Amber Jackson

 

Ayo's Audience

by Kaitlyn Murphy, Cardozo Educiation Campus

directed by Brigitte Pribnow Moore

 

Actors:

Evan Alston

Rose Duane

Vanessa Iglesias

Kaitlyn Murphy

Nanichi Vargas


The 2015 New Play Festival

April 22, 2015

Young Playwrights' Theater

 

Acts:

A Nobody!

by Edward Wade, Anacostia High School

directed by Kelsey Mesa

 

Sophia and Ernesto

by Dania Canales, Wakefield High School

directed by Farah Lawal Harris

 

The New World

by James Domchich, Chelsea School

directed by Kelsey Mesa

 

Like Father, Like Son

by Dominique Butler, Cardozo Education Campus

directed by Mark Hairston

 

Actors:

Dominique Butler

Dania Canales

James Domchick

Edward Wade


Student Advisory Council

May 6, 2015

Busboys and Poets

 

Act:

Stage Fright

by Young Playwrights' performers


The Art of Understanding

June 15, 2015

Young Playwrights' Theater

 

Acts:

We're All in This Together

by Jorge Martinez, Mitchell Adams, Michi Chaj

directed by Michi Chaj, Makia Greene, Jorge Martinez

 

Dark Lights

by Mitchell Admas, Chris Chio, Evelyn Piantini, Joella Roberts, Jorge Martinez

directed by Mitchell Adams, Chris Chio, Evelyn Piantini

 

The Untold Truth

by Rosy Barrett, Joella Roberts, Nakia Greene, Chris Chio

directed by Rosy Barret, Joella Roberts

 

Actors: 

Mitchell Adams

Rosy Barret

Michi Chaj

Chris Chio

Nakia Greene

Jorge Martinez

Evelyn Piantini

Joella Roberts