Join ACT in celebrating the achievements of all the playwrights in our 2015 Young Playwrights Program!  Our guest speaker will be Holly Arsenault, Gregory Award-winning local playwright and director of TeenTix. We’ll also see photos from classrooms this fall, and enjoy professional actors reading selected scenes from 2015 YPP Plays.  Then, find out which talented young playwrights we’ll feature in the March 2016 Young Playwrights Festival here at ACT, as well as which plays will be chosen for presentations by other local theater companies! Join us afterward for refreshments in the lobby.

More about Holly Arsenault:

Holly Arsenault is a Seattle-based playwright and arts administrator. Her plays have been produced in Seattle at  Annex Theatre ,  Live Girls! Theater ,  14/48: The World's Quickest Theatre Festival,   The Drama School at Seattle Children's Theatre ,  Bainbridge Performing Arts , Infinity Box Theatre , and the  One-Minute Play Festival , in Boca Raton by  Parade Productions   at the Studio at Mizner Park, in Detroit at  BoxFest , and in Chicago at  DePaul University . Her play  Undo  is the recipient of the 2013 Theatre Puget Sound  Gregory Award   for Outstanding New Play and the 2013 Seattle Theater Writers'  Gypsy Rose Lee Award   for Excellence in Local Playwriting, among other honors. As the director of  TeenTix,  Holly specializes in connecting arts organizations with teenage audiences, by helping Seattle-area arts organizations sell over 65,000 tickets to teenagers over the past ten years. In December 2013, The Seattle Times  and KUOW 94.9 FM profiled Holly as part of a series of arts leaders, and called her a "fervent enabler."