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New Voices: Workshop Productions Experience Philadelphia’s most compelling young writers: the winners of the Philadelphia Young Playwrights 2013 Annual Playwriting Festival!

Featuring

First Place Winning High School Plays and Monologues

October 10-19, 2013 Temple University’s Randall Theater 2020 N. 13th Street Philadelphia, PA


We proudly welcome you to New Voices, the twenty-sixth annual collaboration of Philadelphia Young Playwrights and Temple University’s Theater Department and that launches Young Playwrights’ 25th Anniversary Season! Our workshop rehearsals and productions offer our ten amazing student playwrights ways to engage in the collaborative theatre process and to see their written words on paper transform into live stage performances. Their plays and monologues were selected as winners from the more than 1,400 submissions to Young Playwrights’ 2013 Playwriting and Monologue Festivals! New Voices celebrates not only the achievements of our ten featured writers, but also the exceptional efforts of the nearly 2,000 young playwrights in our program each year. Our writers, and we, all benefit enormously from the support of the entire Young Playwrights community – classroom teachers, teaching artists, parents, directors, dramaturges, Literary Committee members and production specialists. Much gratitude also goes to Young Playwrights’ Board of Directors, Youth Council, Producers’ Circle and all loyal investors, whose valued partnerships enable us to tap the potential of youth and inspire learning through playwriting. Temple’s 26-year commitment with us in placing student writers center stage guarantees that these workshops deliver a uniquely inspiring annual theatrical event. We recognize the friendship, contributions and talents of Bob Hedley, Doug Wager, Peter Reynolds, Matthew Miller, John Hoey, Andrew Laine and Marka Suber, and all the students and staff of Temple’s Theater Department. Young Playwrights also thanks InterAct Theatre’s Seth Rozin, Anneliese Van Arsdale and Dwight Wilkins for their terrific collaboration on the Young Voices Monologue Festival, for 2014 a Knight Foundation Challenge grant winner! Join us for all Young Playwrights’ presentations this 25th Anniversary Season: see more at www.phillyyoungplaywrights.org. Join us in congratulating and supporting our compelling young playwrights! We couldn’t be prouder of them or more delighted that you are here to respond to their work. Each young playwright – and every young person – has something to say worth hearing.

David Ingram Producer Temple University Theaters

Glen Knapp Executive Producing Director Philadelphia Young Playwrights

Contributions to Philadelphia Young Playwrights help defray the costs of this production. Giving envelopes are available here for your convenience. You may also make a tax-deductible donation on our website www.PhillyYoungPlaywrights.org. Thank you for your consideration and support! PYP Expense Allocations

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Winning plays and monologues of 2013 Bill One Africa – Not the Country, the Continent by Oyindamola Alliyu — Julia R. Masterman High School, 9th Grade Side Effects by Jon Barr —Episcopal Academy, 11th Grade Star Dance by Bysheera Moore-Williams — Science Leadership Academy, 11th Grade

Intermission My New Boyfriend* by Nkechi Sprowal — Murrell Dobbins High School, 10th Grade Depilatory by Sara Prendergast — Philadelphia High School for the Creative and Performing Arts, 10th Grade

Bill Two Autism Speaks* by Lisa Gardner — Lower Merion High School, 10th Grade The Perfect Friend by Egypt Staley — General George G. Meade School, 8th Grade Basic Cable by Emily Zauzmer — Upper Dublin High School, 11th Grade

Intermission Nothing I Do is Good Enough* by James Rodgers — West Philadelphia High School, 12th Grade Jack in the Box by Naihema Powell — Science Leadership Academy, 10th Grade

School Matinees Thursday, October 17 and Friday, October 18 at 10 AM My New Boyfriend; Africa – Not the Country, the Continent; Star Dance; Depilatory Note: Student playwrights’ grades and schools reflect time of spring submission of plays to the 2013 Playwrighting Festival. *Monolgues originally developed and produced in collaboration with InterAct Theatre in March 2013


Bill ONE

Thursday, 10/10 at 7pm, Saturday, 10/12 at 8pm, Tuesday 10/15 at 7pm, Thursday, 10/17 at 7pm, and Saturday, 10/19 at 8pm Note: all cast billings subject to change

Africa – Not the Country, the Continent By Oyindamola Alliyu — Julia R. Masterman, 9th Grade

Teacher: Josh Rothstein Teaching Artist: Kate McGrath Director: Malika Oyetimein Stage Manager: Angel Jenrette-McDowell CAST Mrs. Lash........................................................................................Melissa Amilani Mr. King....................................................................................................Pat Dooley Mother..........................................................................................Rokena Edwards Brianna........................................................................................Dionna Eshleman Jojolala............................................................................................Brittany Fauzer Hannah.......................................................................................Becca Greenberg Lindsay........................................................................................Meredith LaBoon Mr. Reader.........................................................................................Aaron Palmer Julia ................................................................................................................Jill Pery Derek........................................................................................................Naïm Shaw

Side Effects

By Jon Barr — Episcopal Academy, 11th Grade Teacher: Lori Reed Director: Jan Silverman Stage Manager: Joshua Decker CAST Patient................................................................................................Trevor Flocco Doctor...............................................................................................Madelyn Reilly

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Star Dance

By Bysheera Moore-Williams — Science Leadership Academy, 11th Grade Teacher: Joshua Block Teaching Artist: Kate McGrath Director: Shavon Norris Stage Manager: Emily Jolley CAST Eden.....................................................................................................Brian Aarons Woman in Eden’s House..............................................................Pilar Bruyere Doctor.......................................................................................Matthew Edwards Andrea’s Mom.................................................................................Maria Eliades Dr. Dash/Snake................................................................................David Glover Andrea.........................................................................................................Kathy La Warden/Woman............................................................................Maggie Smith 10 Minute Intermission

My New Boyfriend

By Nkechi Sprowal — Murrell Dobbins High School, 10th Grade Teacher: Thomas McGlaughlin Director: Jan Silverman Stage Manager: Joshua Decker CAST Actor.........................................................................................Sharlena Johnson

Depilatory

By Sara Prendergast — Philadelphia Creative and Performing Arts High School, 10th Grade Teacher: Pete Syoum Director: Suzana Berger Stage Manager: Ciara Collins CAST Michelle.......................................................................................Cody Gallagher Karen....................................................................................................Holly Grum Zak..................................................................................................Michael Kiliany Reed...............................................................................................Tom McGovern Sean...........................................................................................Cory Meccariello Cassandra.......................................................................................Emily Moylan Ivy.......................................................................................................Sarah Stearns


Bill TWO

Friday, 10/11 at 8pm, Saturday, 10/12 at 2pm, Wednesday 10/16 at 7pm, Friday, 10/18 at 8pm, and Saturday, 10/19 at 2pm Note: all cast billings subject to change

Autism Speaks by Lisa Gardner — Lower Merion, 10th Grade Teacher: Jeanne Mastriano Director: Lee Richardson Stage Manager: Anjelica Vezzosi CAST Actor....................................................................................................Madison Mills

The Perfect Friend by Egypt Staley — Meade School, 8th Grade Teacher: Lori Odum Teaching Artist: Dwight Wilkins C0-Directors: Zak Berkman & Teri Lamm Stage Manager: Emily Jolley CAST Ms. Jameson..........................................................................Jamie Rose Brooke Jay...................................................................................................Joel Chroscinski Brandon...................................................................................John DiFerdinando Arthur..........................................................................................................Philip Eng Aunt Eden..........................................................................................Sara Fayngolz Iris...............................................................................Ashley Fisher-Tannenbaum Derek............................................................................................Jarrett McCreary Dad..........................................................................................Marcellus McQueen Kierra...................................................................................................Melissa Rakiro Kayla...............................................................................................Paige Smallwood Papi......................................................................................Philip Anthony Wilson Doctor/Nurse..................................................................................Camille Young

Basic Cable by Emily Zauzmer — Upper Dublin High School, 11th Grade Teacher: Ruth Favin Director: Lee Etzold Stage Manager: Rebecca Thackrey CAST Michael.......................................................................................................Matt Clark Natalie...............................................................................................Mikayla Cleary Jessica.................................................................................................Kallie Cooper Hamburger......................................................................................Steven Harding Tyler...........................................................................................................Ian Monaco Shirley..........................................................................Isabel Girona-Szelagowski Tiffany......................................................................................................Ali Vreeland 10 Minute Intermission (Bill TWO continued on next page)


Nothing I Do is Good Enough by James Rodgers — West Philadelphia High School, 12th Grade Teacher: Jessica Waber Director: Lee Richardson Stage Manager: Anjelica Vezzosi CAST Actor..........................................................................................................................Kemar Jewel

Jack in the Box by Naihema Powell — Science Leadership Academy, 10th Grade Teacher: Joshua Block Teaching Artist: Kate McGrath Director: David Stradley Stage Manager: Rebecca Thackrey CAST Liam.........................................................................................................................Daniel Barland Christopher................................................................................................................Ben Forbes Taylor.........................................................................................................................Holly Heneks Victoria..............................................................................................................Emily R. Johnson Laith....................................................................................................................Matt McWilliams Bartender................................................................................................................Chris Monaco Ameryst...................................................................................................................Kimie Muroya Yolanda..............................................................................................................Jackie Leibowitz Renee....................................................................................................................Katrina Serrano Vince....................................................................................................................Nathan Vasquez Jacob................................................................................................................................Steve Wei Random Bar Guy......................................................................................................Matt Zarlay This production is sponsored in part by:

Philadelphia Young Playwrights Producers’ Circle Eileen Baird Nancy & Jim Baxter Joellen Brown Michelle & Joe Conners Catherine & Ken Dow Amy Smith & Joe Dworetzky Helen & Leonard Evelev Jana Magner & Sam Fuchs Sonia & Jim Geier Denise Gindhardt Linda & David Glickstein Adam Goldberg Shelly & Marc Goodman Carole Haas & Emilio Gravagno

Karen & Cal Greene Joe Hand, Jr. Samuel Hirsch Lesley & Bernard Hirsh Quiara Alegria Hudes Judy Adamson & Fred Jackes Debra & Jim Kahn Piper & Chuck Kelly Virginia & Harvey Kimmel Mona & Brian Kirby Jeff Boyer & Glen Knapp Elizabeth Krones Pat Lane William Loeb

Peter Loevy & Dan Love Carol & Alan Magner Angelika & Aron Magner Nancy Posel Carol Saline & Paul Rathblott Dolly Beechman & Natha Schnall Susan Sherman Rachel & E. Matthew Steinberg Nancy & Kevin Stuski Leslie Kase & Andrew Swinney June & Steve Wolfson Diane Dalto & Richard Woosnam Taylor Williams & John Wright


New Voices Design and Production Crew Production Coordinator......................................................David O’ Connor Production Stage Manager...................................................Jasmine Kojouri Lighting Director................................................................................ Liz Phillips Production Literary Manager.............................................Angela Coleman Dramaturg....................................................Kimmika Williams-Witherspoon

New Voices Producers Producer, Temple University......................................................David Ingram Producers, Philadelphia Young Playwrights..........................Glen Knapp Mindy Early Assc. Producer, Philadelphia Young Playwrights...........Donnell Powell

Philadelphia Young Playwrights Youth Council

Haley Gordon, Cheltenham High, Grade 12 Briana Hickman, ARISE Academy Charter, Grade 12 Alphonso Howard, Upper Darby High, Grade 9 Faith Jones-Jackson, Central High, Grade 12 Tarzan MacMood, Academy at Palumbo, Grade 10 Emma Martin, Strath Haven High, Grade 12 DeShawn McLeod, Science Leadership Academy, Grade 12

Jaya Montague, Philadelphia High School for the Creative and Performing Arts, Grade 12 Malcolm Odum, Archmere Academy, Grade 10 Maria Latorre-Socas, Science Leadership Academy, Grade 12 Natalie Torpey, Arts Academy at Benjamin Rush, Grade 11 Nikhila Viswanathan, Upper Darby High, Grade 11

Special Thanks to: Robert Hedley, Douglas Wager, Peter Reynolds, Andrew Laine, Marka Suber, Matthew Miller, Seth Rozin, Anneliese Van Arsdale, Dwight Wilkins, Alan Magner, the parents, Teachers, and Teaching Artists of all our playwrights, and the students and staff of Temple Theater.

Philadelphia Young Playwrights thanks our generous funders: Anonymous, ArtsRising, Barra Foundation, Stockton Rush Bartol Foundation, Beneficial Bank, Beneficial Bank Foundation, Louis N. Cassett Foundation, CHG Charitable Trust, Citizens Bank, Comcast Foundation, Connelly Foundation, Charlotte Cushman Foundation, Dolfinger-McMahon Foundation, Ernst & Young LLP, ExxonMobil, Samuel S. Fels Fund, Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union, Elsie Lee Garthwaite Memorial Foundation, Hamilton Family Foundation, Joe Hand Promotions, Independence Foundation, Kimmel Arts Education Fund, Knight Foundation, Lincoln Financial Group Foundation, Loeb Performing Arts Fund, Christopher Ludwick Foundation, Walter J. Miller Trust, Leo Model Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, Nessa Forman Family Fund, PECO/ An Exelon Company, William Penn Foundation, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, PEW Center for Arts and Heritage, Philadelphia Cultural Fund, Philadelphia Cultural Fund/ Arts for Youth, Philadelphia Cultural Leadership Project of the Pew Charitable Trusts, Philadelphia Cultural Management Initiative, Philadelphia Theatre Initiative, Philadelphia Foundation, Philly Fellows, PNC/Financial Services Group, Suzanne F. Roberts Cultural Development Fund, Rosenlund Family Foundation, Caroline J. S. Sanders Trust, No. II, Lawrence Saunders Fund, Seybert Institution, Ethel Sergeant Clark Smith Memorial Fund, State Farm, Target Corporation, Union Benevolent Association, Verizon, Verizon Foundation, Wells Fargo Foundation


Philadelphia Young Playwrights Philadelphia Young Playwrights taps the potential of youth and inspires learning through playwriting. In executing our mission, Young Playwrights focuses on: • Improving students’ writing, thinking and interactive skills • Enhancing students’ sense of agency, responsibility and self-esteem • Modeling new, effective ways of teaching • Reaching students of diverse backgrounds and abilities • Engaging students, their families and communities in the creation and production of theatre, while building new theatre audiences within these groups.

Board of Directors Nancy Stuski, Chair Joseph Conners, President Karen Y. Green, Vice President Debra A. Kahn, Vice President Brian P. Kirby, Vice President E. Matthew Steinberg, Treasurer A. Taylor Williams, Secretary Paul Lancaster Adams Honorable Blondell Reynolds Brown Joellen Brown Andrew B. Comerford James A. Geier Denise Gindhardt Tracy E. Hill Samuel Hirsch Bernard Hirsh Quiara Alegría Hudes Piper E. Kelly Alan Magner Aron Magner Lori Odum Ilene Blitzstein Poses Kevin Robinson Antonio Williams

Staff Glen Knapp

Executive Producing Director

Mindy A. Early

Director of Education & Program Services

Judy Adamson

Finance Director

David O’Connor

Resident Director

Lindsay Mauck

Development & Communications Manager

Clare Hughes

Office Manager

Jay Gilman

Education & Programs Associate

Donnell Powell

Executive Producing Assistant

Aime Kelly

Resident Teaching Artist

Kate McGrath

Resident Teaching Artist

Julie Anne Evans

Teaching Artist Apprentice

Anthony Martinez-Briggs

Teaching Artist Apprentice

Chas Andrews

Development Intern

Mia Weathers

Progam Intern

Board Fellows Dan Clay, Wharton School of Business Peter Mastriano, Fox School of Business

1709 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Floor 2 Philadelphia, PA 19103 Phone: 215.665.9226 • Fax: 215.665.9228 info@PhillyYoungPlaywrights.org • www.PhillyYoungPlaywrights.org Like us on Facebook! • Follow us on Twitter @ PYPlaywrights


2013 Literary Committee Pre-Final Committee Middle: Elementary: Jay Gilman Mindy A. Early Emma Martin Emily Acker Genne Murphy Lisa Gardner Donnell Powell Janine Merolla Manna-Symone Middlebrooks Walt Vail

Section heads Elena Bossler Melissa Shaner Walt Vail Nathan Wainstein

High School: Mindy A. Early Chanel Glover Alexander Foxwell Alexis Jenofsky Jaya Montague

Final Committee Mindy Early David Ingram Glen Knapp David O’Connor Faith Jones-Jackson

Committee Members

Cheyenne Barboza, Nell Bang-Jensen, Jeff Beers, Suzana Berger, Christine Binder, Mitchell Bloom, Gabe Bloomfield, Elena Bossler, Kyle Bradford, Caitlin Cieri, Meredith Clarke, Mark Costello, Emily Cutler, Cody Daigle, Hilary Davies, Bill DiAgostino, Samantha Dugan, Tim Dugan, Michael Early, Melody Ekstrom, Monica Flory, Michael Friel, Paul Gabbard, Karen Getz, Chanel Glover, Katherine Clarke Grey, Aliza Greenberg, Michael Harrington, Ben Hennesy, Jacqueline Ruggerio Jacobson, Ainye Johnson, Capri Johnson, Emily Kleimo, Jasmine Kojouri, Dana Krietz, Theresa Leahy, Johnny Lloyd, Charlie Madison, Katherine Marony, Anthony Martinez-Briggs, Nicole McGorry, Kate McGrath, Tasha Milkman, David Miller, Sarah Mittledorf, Kelly Morton, Alyssa Mulligan, Bi Jean Ngo, David O’Conner, Lauren Owens, Katie Phillips, Deidre Robinson, Stephanie Rolland, Catherine Rush, Kasey Sams, Craig Santoro, Phaedra Scott, Melissa Shaner, Isa St. Clair, Maryruth Stine, James Stover, Shanna Tedeschi, Beverly Trimboli, Hannah Van Sciver, Walt Vail, Keith Wallace, Ryan Walter, Miriam White, Josh Wilder, Zenzi Williams, Nathan Wainstein

Temple University Theater Robert Hedley Douglas C. Wager

Peter Reynolds Marie Anne Chiment Dan Kern Lynne Innerst Donna Snow Ed Sobel David Ingram

Chair Artistic Director and Head of Directing Associate Dean, Theater, Film and Media Arts Assistant Chair, Head of Musical Theater Head of Design Head of Acting Program Head of Graduate Acting Head of Undergraduate Acting Head of Playwriting Head of Theater Studies

Temple University Theater Department, Randall Theater 1301 W. Norris Street Philadelphia, PA 19122 Phone: 215.204.8414 • Fax: 215.204.8566 theater@temple.edu • www.temple.edu/theater


New Voices: SATURDAY READING SERIES Join Us!

Experience new worlds, compelling characters and imaginative stories as part of our annual staged readings of 1st place Elementary and Middle School Plays!

Directed by David Ingram and performed by undergraduate actors, in collaboration with Temple University Theaters. Admission is FREE. No tickets or reservations required. Please visit our website for more details about this series: www.PhillyYoungPlaywrights.org

2014 Young Voices Monologue Festival Make theatre out of life, or perhaps your life, by writing a monologue! Submission deadline: December 1, 2013 Visit www.PhillyYoungPlaywrights.org for eligibility requirements and monologue submission instructions.

Submit your monologue and it could be performed on stage as part of next season’s Young Voices Monologues Festival. Presented in collaboration with InterAct Theatre Company


2014 Annual Playwriting Festival You have a voice worth hearing! Make it heard:

Write a Play! Submit your play and you will receive written feedback from professional theatre artists and educators. YOUR play could be performed on stage as part of next season’s Play Development Series.

Submission deadline: May 16, 2014 Visit www.PhillyYoungPlaywrights.org for eligibility requirements and to learn how to submit your play.

1709 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Floor 2 Philadelphia, PA 19103 Phone: 215.665.9226 • Fax: 215.665.9228 info@PhillyYoungPlaywrights.org • www.PhillyYoungPlaywrights.org Like us on Facebook! • Follow us on Twitter @ PYPlaywrights


New Voices Workshop Productions 2013