Running Time: Approximately 80 minutes. There will be no intermission.

The culmination of the Young Playwrights Program at ACT returns for its twelfth annual festival, showcasing eight world premiere plays by talented student writers ages 12 to 18. Professional actors and directors bring four inspiring and imaginative stories to the stage at each performance.

Program A (Mar 6 at 7:30pm, Mar 8 at 4:00pm)

The Amelia by Conrad Gregg
   Directed by David Gassner
A Dragon's Tale by Makenzie White
   Directed by Annie Lareau
T'was The Nightmare Before Halloween by Chloe D'Hers
   Directed by Gillian Jorgensen
Cubicles and Cancer: An RPG by Chloe Mason
   Directed by Meghan Arnette 

Program B (Mar 7 at 7:30pm, Mar 8 at 1:00pm)

The Play of Ketchup by Antonia Sunderland
   Directed by K. Brian Neel
Open Casket by Duncan Star Boszko
   Directed by John Langs
Kitty Noire by Brett Jenkins
   Directed by Tim Hyland
Quell by Paulina Glass
   Directed by Anita Montgomery 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Photo Credit: Ian Johnston

Program A
Mar 6 at 7:30pm and Mar 8 at 4:00pm

The Amelia by Conrad Gregg A coming-of-age story set in England during World War II. A young boy wants to join his father and fight for his country, against the advice of his family and an injured soldier.

A Dragon's Tale by Makenzie White The library is almost open and the characters of one book are frantically rushing to get ready for readers. When St. George disappears, the dragon has to step up to the plate, and might just change the storyline forever.

T'was the Nightmare Before Halloween by Chloe D'Hers Two children enter a haunted house for an evening of fun, but are instead pitted against riddles, challenges, and an evil wizard in order to save Halloween.

Cubicles and Cancer: An RPG by Chloe Mason An elf, a hobbit, a dwarf, and an orc play a tabletop role-playing game set in the strange domain of "North America." Will they be able to complete their quest, or does this world have too many fundamental flaws?

 

Program B
Mar 7 at 7:30pm and Mar 8 at 1:00pm

The Play of Ketchup by Antonia Sunderland A young elf's parents send her to a counselor to deal with her fascination with the human world and her traumatic experiences within it. 

Open Casket by Duncan Star Boszko A major trauma propels Susan into the afterlife, where she is trapped in a state of limbo. With only herself to talk to, she must somehow find understanding.

Kitty Noire by Brett Jenkins Detective Jack Carson's beloved lynx has been catnapped! He'll need to outwit plotting henchmen, a femme fatale, and the evil villain in order to get his kitty back safely, in this hilarious send-up of hard-boiled crime thrillers. 

Quell by Paulina Glass A 19-year-old biology prodigy creates a drug to produce "synthetic empathy." When the human lab trials begin, she is forced to confront the drug's real impact and her own ethical concerns.

Program A
Mar 6 at 7:30pm and Mar 8 at 4:00pm

The Amelia by Conrad Gregg 
Directed by David Gassner
Patrick Lennon
Chris Macdonald
Shane Regan
Brandon Ryan
Lori Stein 

A Dragon's Tale by Makenzie White
Directed by Annie Lareau
Patrick Allcorn
Sara Coates
Keith Dahlgren
Nick Edwards
K. Brian Neel 

T'was the Nightmare Before Halloween by Chloe D'Hers
Directed by Gillian Jorgensen 

Cubicles and Cancer: An RPG by Chloe Mason 
Directed by Meghan Arnette

 

Program B
Mar 7 at 7:30pm and Mar 8 at 1:00pm

The Play of Ketchup by Antonia Sunderland 
Directed by K. Brian Neel

Open Casket by Duncan Star Boszko 
Directed by John Langs

Kitty Noire by Brett Jenkins 
Directed by Tim Hyland

Quell by Paulina Glass 
Directed by Anita Montgomery
Susan Corzatte
Stephen Grenley
Robert Keene
Kate Sumpter
Kayla Walker