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Young Playwright Festival


 
                       The Blank Theatre Company is holding its 16th annual nationwide Young Playwrights Festival from June 5th to June 29th at the Hudson Mainstage Theatre in Hollywood. The schedule is as follows:
            Week One (June 5-8): Three Headed Dog by Patrick Howley, age 18 from Avon, CT., starring Nicholas, Brian Carpenter, Nick Niven, Sam Rowley and Paul Anthony Stewart.
            Guests by Cayla Clark, age 17, Santa Barbara, CA, starring Hallock Beals, Garrett M. Brown, Dale Dickey, James Hyde, Karli Krueger and Heather Mazur.           
            The War On Safety by Max Posner, age 129, Denver, CO, starring Aaron and Mae Whitman.
            Week Two (June 12-15):  Right to Privacy by Siena Leslie, age 18, Los Angeles, CA.
            Respect for the Electric Field of Horses by Lisa Meyers, age 19, Orange, CA.
            Quiet Spirits, by David “Watson, age 29, New York, NY.
            Scheduled to perform during Week Two are Constance Zimmer, John Kassir, Maureen Flannigan, Gordon “Clapp and Kurt Caceres.
            Week Three (June 19-22): Red Cross by Alex Nunnelly, age 16, St. Petersburg, FL.
            Izzy Icarus Fell Off The “World, by Aliza Goldstein, age 16, Jackson, FL.
            Spin Alley by Chad Baker, age 29, Beavercreek, OH.
Scheduled to perform during Week Three are Aidan Mitchell, Parker McKenna Posey, DB Sweeney and Beth Broderick.
            Week Four June 26-June 29: Family Portrait by Madeline Sprung Keyser, age 17, Los Angeles, CA.
            A Poem By Joshua Feiberg by Kate Herzlin, age 15, Rockville Centre, NY.
            Doublets and Hose by Griffin Hennelly, age 16, Dumont, NJ
            Scheduled to perform during Week Four are Chris Pine, Krista Allen, Charlie Schlatter and Marcia Strassman.
            “I am constantly amazed at the caliber of the writing in these winning plays each year.  Just when I think the quality can’t get any better, it does” says Blank Artistic Producer Noah Wyle.  “If I didn’t know these plays were written by teenagers, I would never guess.  This is not children’s theatre.  It is remarkable to know that there are kids creating art at a level that can be compared to most adults.  And by the way, often more entertaining.” 

                        The Hudson Mainstage Theatre is located at 6539 Santa Monica Blvd. in Hollywood.  For more information and/or for tickets, call (323) 661-9827.