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Play Festival Countdown Begins!
Play Festival playwrights have been hard at work
getting their plays ready to be produced April 11, 12,
and 13! After our kick-off party in early
February, our young playwrights began
working one-on-one with their dramaturges
to further develop, edit and revise their
As we count down the days to the
big premiere, YPT is sharing a new blog series
to give you the inside scoop
New Play Festival process,
from the perspective of our young playwrights and
the adult artists who are helping to bring their words
Lauren White kicks off this new blog series on
Theater Educates and discusses
her experience preparing her play for
production. Read her
story here, and keep your eyes peeled over the
next month for more
student and artist voices.
Can't get enough
behind-the-scenes info on the
Festival? Follow one of the
playwrights on her journey to production! Click on the
video below to meet Amber Faith Walton, the
playwright responsible for Changing Tides: Jude Me
And of course, be sure to save the
date to meet the playwrights and see the New
Play Festival in production on April 11,
12, and 13, at 7:30pm, at GALA Hispanic
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For more Promising
like making money," says Paul McCoyer sheepishly. "I
wanted to write about something that could happen in
real life, something that was also kind of interesting
and a little funny."
slapstick satire Money, Money, Money will
be performed at the New
Play Festival on April 11. In the play, two
friends, Jack and Renaldo, start a lemonade stand
together, but are driven apart by greed and a series of
hilarious circumstances. Paul based the character of
Jack on himself and Renaldo on a friend of the same
name. "I think Renaldo's kind of happy to be in my
play," Paul explains with a smile. "He'll be a little
characters, Paul has had a few odd jobs to make
money, including delivering Christmas trees for his
school. "I pulled them on a wagon and delivered them
within one block of the school," he says proudly.
is not making money, Paul is a member of his school's
drama and drumming clubs. He also loves to read. "I
mostly read fiction," he says. "I really like the
Percy Jackson and the Olympians series because I
like the action and the parts about Greek mythology. I'm
interested in Greek mythology."
excited to have the opportunity to create a story of his
own when YPT came into his fifth grade classroom at
Bancroft Elementary School. "I really like YPT. I think
it's because I like to write and YPT makes students
write a lot."
Paul share his thoughts on art and creativity in the
video below, and be sure to see his play, Money,
Money, Money on April 11!