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The 2001 - 2002 Season

  • The 2001 Youth or Dare Tour
  • Journey from PAGE-to-STAGE Festival
  • The Art of Playmaking
  • Empower Play Festival 2002

The 2001 - 2002 Season


The 2001 Youth or Dare Tour

Fall 2001
Presented by Young Playwrights’ Theater in cooperation with African Continuum Theatre Company


Why Buy The Cow?

By Kellie Wade

Shaina’s Cutting

By Sade Green

The Truth Amongst Three

By Max A Roque

Leaving Home

By Mayer Mazariegos

Peasant Revolt

By Cameron Byrd

 Conditional Love

By Chaunetta L Jones

 Whatever You Do, Don’t Say… !

By Helen Li

Liar Man/Liar Parrot

By Jose Martinez


Nick Olcott
Hugo Medrano
Lee Mikeska Gardner
Jennifer L. Nelson
Tom Prewitt
Karen Zacarias

 Journey from PAGE-to-STAGE Festival

Empower Plays

By Danielle Kelley, Judy Torres, Yesenia Nunez, Zainep Mahmoud, and Cecelia Jenkins


          Karen Zacarais


          John F Kennedy Center Millennium Stage

Don’t Ask For Directions

A New Performance by Spoken Resistance


          Josephine Butler Parks Center
With a special opening reading by San Francisco-based Salvadoran Poet Leticia Hernandez-Linares


The Art of Playmaking

April 8, 2002
            AFI Theater at the John F Kennedy Center
            In association with Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company
Family Life
By Martin Washington
No Deal
By Scimone Jackson
The Human Cannonball
By Yesenia Nunez
A Lesson in Forgiveness
By Michelle Wheatley
The Make-up Test
By Donte Kersey
When Georgia Comes Home
By Paloma Ellis
By Letitia Cetiha
            Nkiyah Flanagan
            Gbenga Akinnagbe
            Gwendolyn Briley-Strand
            Grace Eboigbe
            Lolita Christina Foster
            Michael Jerome Johnson
            Kimberly Schraf
            Trenton Wagler
Guest Emcee
Cameron Byrd
Tom Prewitt, Associate Artistic Director, Woolly Mammoth
Playwriting Teachers/Dramaturgs
Fillmore Arts Center
Karen Zacarias
Joy Jones
Hine Junior High School
Michele Elliott
Trenton Wagler, Assistant
Mary Williams, Creative Writing Teacher



Empower Play Festival 2002

Spring 2002
Folger Shakespeare Library


Fear and the Pope

By Nick Jost, Wilson Senior High School

Anden and Tetrah

By Keith Andrews, School Without Walls


By Adrienne Finucane, Wilson Senior High School

The Bathroom

By Lucy Witt, Wilson Senior High School


By Rudolph Yelverton, Cardozo High School

Rare and Exotic

By Josh Perles, Wilson Senior High School


By Shuk-Kuen Chiu, Bell Multicultural High School


By Zainep Mahmoud , Banneker Academic


Faedra Chatard Carpenter
Josette Marina Murray 


Michelle Elliot
Joy Jones
Ernie Joselovitz
Cathy Madison
Elizabeth Pringle


 Folger Shakespeare Library


          Peggy Chang
          Kelly Gardner
          Tara Garwood
          Nehal Joshi
          Korrine Loynes
          Michael Garcia Mack
          Rahaleh Nassri
          Patricia Penn
          Peter Pereyra
          Gregory Reid
          DaRon Ross
          Jolene Vettese
          Saskia Devries