YOUNG PLAYWRIGHTS FESTIVAL 2016 OFFICIAL SCHEDULE

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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

VICTIMOLOGY
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

AGE-SEX-LOCATION
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

MIND GAMES
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

ABOUT ART
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

BITING ELEPHANTS
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

LAZY BOY
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

GWENDOLYN
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

LOVELY MADNESS
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

OVEREXPOSURE
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


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