|Issue: # 27
|Green Growing and
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"I don't do serious plays," Pete Hall says. "I
do comedy because I want to see people smile. There are
so many things going on in the world today that make
people depressed, so I like to give them something to
make them laugh."
Pete is a senior at Bell
Multicultural High School and a natural comedian. At
last year's New Play
his play Keepin' Outta Trouble
many laughing to the point of tears. Now, Pete is a
member of the Young
and his latest work Save
'Da Planet Fool!
will be featured at Monday's New Writers
Now! Green Growing and Original
. In Save
'Da Planet Fool!
members take over a TV news station to spread their
famous comedians Jim Carrey, Martin Lawrence, Will Smith
and the Wayans Brothers among his artistic influences.
"I'd have to say I get a lot of inspiration from my
friends too," Pete says. "Sometimes they'll say
something and I'll think 'I gotta put that in a play.'"
Pete is also grateful for the support he has received
from teaching artists at YPT. "At first I was
passionate about computers, but when I transferred to
Bell from McKinley Tech I couldn't find anyone to give
me after-school help on computers. So I thought, what
will my passion be?" Pete says. "Then I discovered
playwriting and YPT and I found a new direction. Being
in YPT has helped me figure out where I want to go in
Pete is applying to UCLA and
California State University and plans to explore
creative writing, theater and film.