Young Playwrights' Theater inspires young people to realize the power of their own voices.



Written by Bell Multicultural High School students in reaction to the Holocaust, Choices was a life-changing experience for many of its writers. 

After reading Elie Weisel’s Night and through pen-pal relationships with the Kfar HaNoar Mozenson school students in Hod HaSharon, Israel, the Bell students were inspired to express their own struggles with violence and loss. Karen Zacarias worked with them to create Choices. Students told of losing their houses to arson, and holding dying friends in their arms as a means of trying to imagine the degree of loss and sacrifice endured by those targeted during the Holocaust, as well as their resolve. 

Choices was directed by Abel Lopez and performed at Theater J in 2004.