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Local teens performing in last year's festival | photos by Jay Yamada

Marin Young Playwrights Festival

High school students write and submit ten-minute plays.
Eight finalists perform at MTC on January 19, 2014.
One script wins a staged reading with professional actors.

For more information, please contact the education staff, 415.388.5200 x3310.

  • Marin Young Playwrights Festival

    Sunday, January 19, at 6:00pm

    Join MTC for the fifth annual Marin Young Playwrights Festival, which features eight ten-minute plays written, directed and acted by Marin County teens. MYPF celebrates the work of teen playwrights in Marin County and encourages a focus on playwriting in local high schools. Participating high schools include: Jewish Community High School of the Bay, Ruth Asawa School of the Arts, San Rafael High School, Tamalpais High School  and Terra Linda High School.

    WHERE: MTC, 397 Miller Ave in Mill Valley
    TICKETS: $5 and open to the public. Advance booking is strongly recommended. Buy now or call 415.388.5208

    The eight finalists of the fifth annual Marin Young Playwrights Festival:

    Message Send Failure by Jane Reagan, Terra Linda High School
    A War on My Mind by Lilly Barnett, Terra Linda High School
    It’s Time by Evans Levy, Tamalpais High School
    Forgiveness by Nicole Schmitt, Kyle Meehan, Aidan Richard, Nola Barie, San Rafael High School
    Static by Will Godbey, Terra Linda High School
    Independence Day by Claire Buonocore, Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts
    In The Family by Tessa King, Tamalpais High School
    No One Gives a Clap by Jake Rosenberg, Jewish Community High School of the Bay

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  • About the festival

    The Marin Young Playwrights Festival celebrates the work of teen playwrights in Marin County and encourages a focus on playwriting in local high schools.

    Each fall, teens who live in Marin are encouraged to submit original ten-minute scripts to the festival. The Teen Apprentice Program, which is made up of local high school students who serve as ambassadors between MTC and the teen community in Marin County, reviews the scripts in a blinded process and selects eight finalists. Local teens perform the finalist plays at the annual festival held at MTC.

    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 Play Program.

    All submissions for the festival were read by members of MTC's Teen Apprentice Program (TAP). Any TAP members who submitted plays did not participate in the selection process. The TAP Company selected eight finalists, which were announced on Monday, December 16, 2013.

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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.

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