18TH ANNUAL YOUNG PLAYWRIGHTS FESTIVAL
WEEK FOUR June 24 – 27
DISTANCE by Erik Mattos Mill Valley, CA Age 17
Mentor: Hilly Hicks Jr. Director: Barry Primus
Grief can lead the brain down confusing pathways. As Nora mourns the tragic death of her beloved pet dog, we learn that there is something far more distressing plaguing her family.
A SNAPSHOT OF MY FAMILY by Elyse Pitock Villanova, PA Age 17
Mentor: Jonathon Tolins Director: June Carryl
With a brother who has Asperger’s Syndrome, Jocelyn is constantly torn between feeling embarrassed by his behavior and wanting to fiercely protect him. But, as in most families, it’s the differences that are the glue that holds this complex family together.
SEXUAL HARASSMENT FROM A BANANA by Chase Yenser Whitehall, PA Age 18
Mentor and Director: Austin Winsberg
It’s a news flash that sweeps the nation. Are you safe in your own home? Terror reigns when rogue bananas roam the streets and finally get to have their dreams come true…and everyone should be on full yellow alert.