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2018 New Play Festival Recap

2018 New Play Festival
Three Magical Nights of 15 Professionally-Produced, Original
Student-Written Plays


May 7, 14 & 21, 2018

Introducing the 2018 New Play Festival Featured Playwrights


May 7, Elementary School Playwrights


May 14, Middle School Playwrights


May 21, High School Playwrights

Jessica Roane,
Shepherd Elementary School
Echo, the Honest Dolphin

Mattie Isaac,
DC International School
The Haunting of Dalter Meade


Josie Walyus,
H-B Woodlawn High School
Three Cheers to Grace

Belen Gonzales, Emma Paladino and Frankie Ozug,
Mundo Verde PCS
A Dangerous Path

Amija Coleman,
Washington School for Girls
The Dark Path

Shyann Buie,
Cardozo Education Campus
Discovering Alex

Jamari Munford, Tubman Elementary School
Adventure in Space

Marley Sowah,
DC International School
Not Another Afternoon Delay

Maria Dimalanta,
Wakefield High School
My Bittersweet Journey in Life

Natalie Aguilar
Tubman Elementary School
Star's Adventure

Gabrielle Minor,
Washington School for Girls
A Poet's Language


Bryan Mercado,
Mundo Verde PCS
Danger Quest

Kemistry Ingram,
Washington School for Girls
Better Together

Jalil Poole
Tubman Elementary School