New Hope-Solebury senior, Cady Heath, and freshman, Maggie Dougherty, have had their plays selected by the “McCarter Theatre 2013 Youth Ink! Festivals of Plays, Playwrights and Playwriting.”
Cady’s play, “Albuquerque,” and Maggie’s play “Play Your Way Out,”were selected among NH-S entries for further development and professional staged reading.
Each year, Youth Ink! works with three to five selected secondary schools with the goal of empowering students to be young playwrights. Theater teacher Melanie Pittner was able to apply to the program through funding provided by the New Hope-Solebury Education Fund.
In a five-week period, professional playwrights from McCarter visited with Ms. Pittner’s students, critiquing and fine-tuning their plays. Cady’s and Maggie’s plays will be featured during the festival at McCarter Theater on Wednesday, May 22nd, from 9:00am to 2:30pm. The festival is open to students, educators, administrators, and funders. For more information, email email@example.com or call 609-258-8288.
PHOTO CAP: Maggie Dougherty (left) and Cady Heath