CENTERSTAGE announces the honorees for the 26th Annual Young Playwrights Festival. More than 300 students from across Maryland submitted plays, which were then evaluated by CENTERSTAGE staff and artists. The final honorees will have their plays workshopped and then either performed in the students' schools or at the Young Playwrights Festival performance at CENTERSTAGE on Monday, April 30, at 7 pm.
All members of the community are invited to CENTERSTAGE for the Young Playwrights Festival. The annual awards ceremony will include staged readings of selected plays, recognition of honorees, and a reception in honor of all of the students who submitted scripts. The event is free; however, a $5 donation is suggested at the door. Groups up to 10 can reserve their tickets online.
Staged Reading at CENTERSTAGE, Honorees
The 3rd Grade Class of City Neighbors Charter School
Penguins, Donuts, and Thievery - Oh My!
Grade 3, City Neighbors Charter School, Baltimore City
A penguin gets caught stealing jewelry, and the chase is on! Two donut-loving mall cops set out to catch the criminal, but they're outsmarted at every turn. A hilarious game of cat and mouse-or rather birds and badges-ensues.
Elijah Aren Gur-Arie
Grade 5, Chevy Chase Elementary School, Montgomery County
Joe is a content computer programmer at a big corporation. When his CEO decides to retire, and a greedy colleague plans to take over the company, Joe realizes that the only solution is to become CEO himself. The only problem: Joe's secret past stands in his way.
When Pigs Fly
Grade 6, Harford Day School, Harford County
Life in the pig-pen couldn't be better for Sam and Willie. But somehow Willie still longs for more-in fact, he's determined to fly. But as his quest to build a flying device takes its toll on him, how will he ever outwit The Farmer's wife?
Was He Ever There?
Grade 8, Loyola Blakefield, Baltimore County
A doting mother sees her son abducted, only to discover that all records of him have also vanished. Undeterred, she begins a search to reclaim this missing piece of her life.