Marin Young Playwrights Festival
The Marin Young Playwrights Festival celebrates the work of teen playwrights and encourages a focus on playwriting in Bay Area high schools. Eight original ten-minute plays are performed by teens in an event at Marin Theatre Company. The play selected as the MYPF winner receives a public staged reading with professional actors at MTC. This program has been highlighted by the international play and musical publisher Samuel French: Attention Young Playwrights: Opportunities Await.
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2013 Marin Young Playwrights Festival
Fruit Madness, a ten-minute play written by Anna Feiner, Sarah Jo Millar and Jack Jenkins of Sir Francis Drake High School, won the 4th annual Marin Young Playwrights Festival on Sunday, March 10, at Marin Theatre Company.
The event was SOLD OUT – thank you for coming!
Each year, the festival presents eight ten-minute plays written, directed and performed by Marin County teens in staged readings. These eight plays were chosen as finalists for the festival by MTC's Teen Advisory Board from over 50 submissions. MTC’s Artistic Staff serve as judges and select one winning script, which receives a staged reading with professional actors and a professional director at MTC in conjunction with the company’s New Works Series.
2013 MYPF finalist plays:
in festival performance order
- Fruit Madness by Anna Feiner, Sarah Jo Millar and Jack Jenkins, Sir Francis Drake High School
- Tom’s Umbrella by Madelaine Bixler, Elsie Allen High School
- Terminal Illness by Jack Foley, Terra Linda High School
- Devoid of Love & Grace by Abby Bordin, Tamalpais High School
- To Be a Great Man by Rachel Zilberg, San Domenico School
- Play Pretend by Jane Reagan, Terra Linda High School
- Hope by Tessa King, Tamalpais High School
- The Big Ass Russian Novel by Jake Rosenberg, Jewish Community High School
MTC's Teen Advisory Board chose the finalists from over 50 plays submitted by Marin high school students for the festival. The six-week process was blinded (the readers did not know the playwright's name or school). Teen Board members who submitted plays did not participate in the selection process.