Running Time: Approximately two hours, with one intermission.

The 15th anniversary festival of award-winning new work from ACT's Young Playwrights Program: eight talented writers ages 13-18 join with a professional team of local directors and actors to bring their new plays to life in staged readings.

2018 Young Playwrights Festival:

Friday, March 30th at 7:30pm
Saturday, March 31st at 1:00pm

The Hijackers by Marlena Sheldon, TOPS
A family traveling in outer space must contend with hijackers. Will the parents keep the kids safe? Or will it be the other way around?

Quicksand by Mia Van Inwegen, Shorewood HS
John struggles to get to his brother's funeral because he is trapped in quicksand. A metaphorical meditation on grief and familial love.

A Train Derailed by Eliza Brower, Seattle Academy of Arts and Sciences
Theo Schumann, a young, well-provided for boy, connects with the past through his imagination and a train set. This play travels in time between present day in Brooklyn and France in 1938, and contemplates the cycle of domestic abuse.

Now Seeing Number 336 by Micheal Scowcroft, NOVA Project
After death, Charlie inexplicably finds him/her/themself at the Philadelphia Department of Licensing.

Return to the Festival Homepage here. Learn more about ACT's Young Playwright Program here.

Support provided by: The Boeing Company, ArtsWA: Washington State Arts Commission, Harvest Foundation, Elizabeth George Foundation, Horizons Foundation, and The McEachern Charitable Trust

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