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Middle School Playwrights Featured at 11th Annual Festival Hosted by Young Artists and Writers Project (YAWP)

Yawp festival 2019
Yawp festival 2019
Ross School actors Kely Archambault and Alex DeLeva flank “Candy Catastrophe” playwright Will Edwards at the 2018 YAWP Middle School Playwrights Festival. – Pamela Greinke photo

Six short plays written and performed by local middle school students will be presented at Stony Brook Southampton’s Avram Theater on Saturday, May 11, at 7 pm as the culminating event of the 2019 Young Artists and Writers Project (YAWP) Middle School Playwriting program.

The six plays in this year’s festival were written by playwrights in YAWP classes at Bridgehampton, Ross School, and Shelter Island, along with one student from Hampton Bays who took part in the 2018 YAWP Summer Scriptwriting Workshop.

Tickets to the performance are free. For reservations and more information, email william.chandler@stonybrook.edu.

The Middle School Playwrights Festival represents a collaboration between student playwrights, actors and designers who have been taught and mentored by theater and writing professionals affiliated with Stony Brook Southampton’s MFA in Creative Writing and Literature, which created and sponsors the YAWP programs. Professional directors stage the plays, which encompass an array of genres — from comedies to dramas — with subject matter drawn from the students’ own lives.

Learn more about the festival and YAWP at the Stony Brook Southampton website.

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