EQT Young Playwrights Festival
OCTOBER 22 – NOVEMBER 2, 2019
Directed by Spencer Whale
City Theatre’s EQT Young Playwrights Festival stages professional productions of six winning, one-act plays chosen from nearly 400 Young Playwrights Contest submissions.
Featured Middle School Plays
FLIGHT by Amelia Staresinic
Pittsburgh CAPA 6-12
Girls will be girls, but what if they dream of something more? Anne-Marie Price is a supposed to be a proper young lady, but she’s far more interested in the exploits of Amelia Earhart than she is in getting ready for her latest dance recital. Along with her best friend, James, Anne-Marie bucks tradition and looks to soar in this sweet coming of age tale.
LOVE AND LIGHTNING by Athena Iverson
Pittsburgh CAPA 6-12
Aphrodite is your typical teenager, who lives a nice life at home with her mom and older sister Coral, Too bad the gods have other plans for her, specifically Zeus, King of Mt. Olympus, who arrives on her doorstep to reveal her true heritage. You’d think being a goddess would be a breeze, but Aphrodite quickly realizes that life on Mt. Olypmus isn’t all it’s cracked up to me. Soon she’s forced to choose between families and worlds in this mythic investigation of what makes a home.
WORDS by Ava Weidensall
J.E. Harrison Middle School
Miles King is an aspiring poet and advanced English Superstar who’s world is disrupted when Brady Jennings, a former middle school bully, suddenly transfers into his class. A heartwarming tale of growth, WORDS explores the age old question of whether or not people can truly change.
Cast & Creative Team
Brett Sullivan Santry
Sasha Schwartz (Scenic)
Madison Hack (Costumes)
Greg Messmer (Lighting)
Angela Baughman (Sound)
Claire Landuyt (Stage Manager)
Open to the public
Saturday, October 26
1:00 PM Middle School Performance
6:00 PM High School Performance
Sunday, October 27
1:00 PM High School Performance
6:00 PM Middle School Performance
Saturday, November 2
2:00 PM Honorable Mention Performance
Featured High School Plays
ALL HALLOW’S EVE by Kelsey Geary
Derry Area High School
Delilah is about to get the surprise of her life. Ten years ago she escaped from the Otherworld, where it’s Halloween all the time. On her sixteenth birthday, she’s called back home by her father and caught up in the machinations of her Uncle Dracula’s claim for the throne. Accompanied by her two human best friends, Delilah must decide if she’s going to claim her birthright as queen or leave her family behind forever.
THE DECEMBER’S COLD by Polina Soldatova
Lakeview High School
A sweeping romance, The December’s Cold, chronicles the love between Annenkov Ivan Alexandrovich and Pauline Geuble, amidst the turmoil of Russia’s Decemberist Revolt of 1825. Can the pair survive revolution and the disapproval of Ivan’s aristocratic family? Only time will tell in this epic, historical drama.
THE DREAM SERIES: “A TRIPPY SURREAL”
by Jordan Jackson
Fox Chapel Area High School
The year is 2043 and the Cardinal, America’s first A.I. president, has turned the world as we know it now upside down. When social media star Eve comes back to the country after many years living abroad, she is forced to confront this new world order and face her complicated family history in this thrilling battle between the past and future.
Choose from Middle School or High School program; each includes three one-act plays.
$15.00 for adults
$10.00 for students
Open to student groups only; not to the public
October 22, 24, 29 & 31 @ 10:00 AM
10:00 AM Middle School Performances
October 23, 25, 30, & November 1 @ 10:00 AM
10:00 AM High School Performances
GINGER by Abigayle Arthurs
South Fayette High School
GROWTH by Isabella Voinchet
Hampton High School
JUST RIGHT by Caroline Lucas
North Allegheny High School
THE VOICE IN MY HEAD by Brooke Murawski
Mellon Middle School
Field Trips & Other Information
For student matinee tickets and more information about the Young Playwrights Festival, contact Katie Trupiano, at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 412.431.4400 x225.