Young playwrights from Lincoln Leadership Academy rocking out at the end of class
We had a great turn-out at auditions for the Young Playwrights’ Festival on Tuesday night – the plays are cast, and rehearsals begin next week. Stay tuned for more announcements about the Gala, as well as rehearsal photos and more!
But in the meantime, another trip down memory lane from this past year of young playwriting – looking back to some of the plays that were written in last summer’s program at Lincoln Leadership Academy Charter School:
JOSH: Hey, Clare, nice PJs.
CLARE: Thanks, I like your… um, sorry, I mean, I like your clothes, too.
JOSH: [walks away]
CLARE: How bad did I do?
RACHEL: [looks at Clare's bunny slippers] Well, he thinks you’re a whole new kind of weird.
- Chantell, from her play A Girl’s World
CANE: I was born in Handsometown but was kicked out the day I was born, because of me being ok looking.
- Daniel, from his play Mahvel Origins Cane
INTERESTING: [on walkie talkie] Did you find him yet? Over.
STRANGER: No, not yet, but why did you say “over?”
INTERESTING: Because you’re supposed to say over! Over.
STRANGER: You said “Over” twice.
- Jeremiah, from his play Finding Osama
Lincoln Leadership Academy playwrights hard at work
JIMMY: Do you know where my friends are?
JERRY: Did one of them have a black jacket?
JIMMY: Yeah! So you seen them.
JERRY: Oh yeah, the ugly beast got them.
JIMMY: The ugly beat?
JERRY: Yup, well, good luck!
JIMMY: Wait! You aren’t going to help?
JERRY: Let me think about it. No.
- Jonathan, from his play Dark Woods
LEO: Great, just great, you came to save, you got your butt kicked, and look where it got us.
JERRY: At least I tried.
LEO: Whatever, look, we got to find a way out of here.
JERRY: [after five minutes of punching the wall] YES!
JERRY: I made a crack in the wall.
- Leonel, from his play Journey of Two
SAMANTHA: Before we all go in, I want all of you to make a promise to me that you’ll not forget what we are and what we came here to do, and that we are not killers.
ALL THE CHEETAHS: Yes ma’am, we promise.
SAMANTHA: Good, now, who’s ready to go live a great life as a family?
- Lesley, from her play What Lies Beneath the Cheetah
Enjoyed reading excerpts from some of the plays written this year? Stay tuned for our official announcement of the Festival selectees! And don’t forget to avoid the line at the box office for the 9th Annual Young Playwrights’ Festival & Gala on May 17 – order your tickets ahead!
Festival tickets are available to order here; Festival & Gala tickets here.