YOUNG PLAYWRIGHTS FESTIVAL 2016 OFFICIAL SCHEDULE
FOR ALL PERFORMANCES:
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 2pm
Stella Adler Theatre
6773 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood CA 90028
(Corner of Hollywood and Highland)
There are many parking lots in the area that range in price from $5 to $10. Unfortunately none are validated by Stella Adler at this time.
WEEK ONE June 2-5
by Rachel Linton , Age 18 from Washington DC
Two siblings are on opposite sides as they attend their father’s parole hearing. Can they move past their differences to salvage their relationship? Or will their conflicting views about their childhood be too much to overcome?
Mentor – Gary Tieche Director – Chris Raymond
by Honor Levy, 18, Los Angeles, CA
The internet allows us to be anyone we want. Four teenagers are out to test that. Is it possible to truly reveal yourself when you are hiding behind a mask?
Mentor – Austin Winsberg Director – April Webster
by Sarah Holland, 18, Austin, TX
When the “quiet” kid’s explosion is caught on camera and goes viral, he is forced to grapple with not only others’ perceptions but his own troubled world view.
Mentor – Ellen Byron Director – Loni Peristere
WEEK TWO June 9-12
SUPERMARKET OF LOST
by Cassandra Hsiao, Age 16 from Walnut, CA
Three lost souls, trying to find precious things, intersect at the Supermarket of Lost and wrestle with the question: What price are they willing to pay to find what has escaped them?
Mentor – Adam Belanoff Director – Warren Davis
by Alexa Derman, 19, Westfield, NJ
Two brothers, one a caregiver, the other a heart-broken artist, grapple with their relationship in this raw, unflinching exploration of mental illness.
Mentor – David Rambo Director – June Carryl
by Sarah Steuer, 19, Memphis, TN
Two gunshots change everything for a once happy family. Will they be able to use their faith, traditions, and love to piece themselves back together?
Mentor – Kit Steinkellner Director – Richard Tatum
WEEK THREE June 16-19
by Charlotte Leavengood, Age16 from St. Petersburg, FL
After a night of hard partying, two college seniors are confronted with a gut-wrenching decision. With only each other to blame and their futures on the line, what difficult choice will they be forced to make?
Mentor – Scott Damian Director – Doug Oliphant
by Dylan Schifrin,17, Sherman Oaks, CA
How does one get over a breakup when you still have to show up at the BackScratcher Factory every day? Fall in love with a cactus, of course! But, can this prickly rebound relationship really lead to lasting love?
Mentor – Dave Holstein Director – Michael A. Shepperd
by Ariella Carmell, 19, Chicago, IL
After a teacher/student relationship has gone too far, the student confronts her professor. He’s got a lot to lose, so will he cave in to her demands or face disastrous repercussions?
Mentor – Beth Bigler Director – Bjorn Johnson
WEEK FOUR June 23-26
DOESN’T THAT SOUND LOVELY?
by Gabrielle Poisson, Age 16 from Boonton Township, NJ
Two young parents of a fiercely imaginative 8-year-old struggle with their version of the American dream as they weigh their desire for freedom against their sense of responsibility.
Mentor – Robert L. Freedman Director – Barbara Bain
by Lani Kording,18, Costa Mesa, CA
On the last night for a run-down movie theatre, two employees will have to say good-bye to their jobs and each other…but will they be able to make the most of this crossroads or will they stay stuck where they are?
Mentor – Adam Lapidus Director – Laura Stribling
STICK AND POKE
by Johanna Stone, 17, Altadena, CA
How do you know when a relationship is real? What is it that truly binds people together? Two teenagers struggle to find what’s genuine between them even though they’re not certain of who they really are.
Mentor – Bert V. Royal Director – Guillermo Cienfuegos
BUY FESTIVAL TICKETS