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|Nicole Jost was a YPT
student who now works on staff at Young Playwrights'
Theater. In the
video below she tells her YPT story in her own words.
Lucio: Now. I will
tell you my most trusted fellows something truly
remarkable. This script. The script I have in my hand is
the source of all my power. With it I can write
With this line, playwright Kenrry
Alvarado demonstrates a keen understanding of theatrical
convention even as he defies it. Such sophistication
makes it hard to believe that Daft Desire is
only Kenrry's first play.
"I'm a movie
buff," Kenrry explains. "My friends come to me when they
want to find out what to watch. I watch a lot of movies.
When I was writing Daft Desire I was thinking
about Kill Bill. I wanted to write from a
feminist point of view, to deviate from the usual guys
as protagonists. So I made the main character female."
Kenrry's play is a tongue in cheek tale of
love, revenge and the power of the mafia. He wrote
it as a student in YPT's In-School Playwriting Program at Bell
Multicultural High School. His play was chosen
from over 450 others to be featured in the upcoming New
Play Festival along with seven other students
throughout Greater Washington.
lives in Petworth with his mom, dad and younger sister.
He is a member of the Robotics team at school. They have
built a robot that will compete against other teams to
kick a soccer ball into a goal.
"I'm at a
crossroads right now," Kenrry says. "I'm a
well-rounded person. I could go the English route or I
could go into chemistry and biology. At the same time, I
like writing. I'm thinking about
"I hope people who watch my
play will learn not to focus too much on gender," Kenrry
says. "But mostly I want them to have fun. The New Play
Festival will have a lot of different stories all in one
night. You have a lot of entertainment. That's pretty
To learn more about the New Play
Festival and see the other young playwrights who will be
featured in April click here.
For more Promising Playwrights click here.