Friday, September 28, 2007

The YPF Blog Now Available

This blog spot has been created for all interested in the Chicago Young Playwright's Festival.
The Young Playwrights Festival (YPF) is an innovative year-long program and contest that encourages and promotes the development of young writers for the stage. For the past twenty-two years, YPF has provided thousands of Chicago teens and tweens an outlet for expression.

On June 12, Pegasus Players selected four winning plays at its annual Finalists & Honorable Mentions Announcement Event. The Winners of the 22nd Annual Chicago Young Playwrights Festival are:

Molly McAndrew
A Rose in the Royal Court
Northside College Prep
Teacher: John Hahm

Play synopsis: One night in the garden while waiting for her suitor Jacob, Rosaline meets and is wooed by William Shakespeare and becomes his muse.

Claire Rychlewski
Coffee Girl
Von Steuben High School
Teacher: Felix Flauta

Play synopsis: Margaret, a 9 year old slave, returns to the big house to retrieve her shoes after giving them to the plantation owner’s volatile wife, who promised to have them mended.

Laura Fernandez
Blooming Flowers in Weeds
Lane Tech High School
Teacher: Brian Telles

Play synopsis: Julia, who has been frequenting the southern diner where the play is set, finally opens up to one of the waitresses, Candy, about the problems she’s having at home.

Sarah Winters
Daydream Nation
Northside College Prep
Teacher: John Hahm

Play Synopsis: Winter’s play is comprised of two short companion pieces centered on “characters’ interactions with the indie band Sonic Youth’s album, DAYDREAM NATION, and the truth and strains of being teenage.”

YPF winning plays will receive professional productions at Pegasus Players, 1145 W. Wilson Avenue in the O'Rourke Center at Truman College, January 4-28, 2008.

Please come back often as these playwrights and their professional mentors post comments about their experiences in YPF!

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