Auditions for the 9th Annual YOUNG PLAYWRIGHTS’ FESTIVAL are next Tuesday – don’t miss out! More info on auditions here - and if you want to fill out an audition sheet ahead of time, download one here!
But what kind of plays are these, that you’ll be auditioning for? Check out selections from the finalists at Lincoln Elementary:
OCTOPUS: Do you want to be my friend?
SEALEA: No, you’re an octopus.
OCTOPUS: Fine, then I will handcuff you.
- Jonalise, from her play Real Love
CHEETAH: Hey you, leopard. Can I have some of your cardboard to build a house?
LEOPARD: Sure, I am so tired of this cardboard that I don’t want it anymore.
NARRATOR: So the first cheetah went to build his house with cardboard. The cardboard was so heavy that he almost fainted.
- Amos, from his play The Three Baby Cheetahs and the Bad Tiger
KING SHELDON: Nomy, we are selling the kingdom. We have no money for a kingdom. I’m so sorry, Nomy.
PRINCESS NOMY: Nooo, we can’t! I love it here. [cries] Why, Daddy, why?
KING SHELDON: There’s NO reason to cry! I said I’m sorry. It’s your fault for going shopping.
- Carly, from her play The Runaway
JOEY: Wait, I’ve been here one whole day, and I’m just finding out that we have a basement.
MOM: [laughing] I’m going to kick your butt if you don’t start cleaning. Now get your little tushie over there.
- Jazmyne, from her play New Home
Stay tuned for more previews of plays from the rest of this year’s Young Playwrights’ Lab schools! 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.