New Voices for the Theater – Festival of New Works

By | May 26, 2019

30th Annual New Voices for the Theater Festival of New Works

Free and open to the public. Donations encouraged.

Suggested for ages 16+

New Voices for the Theater is the nationally acclaimed statewide high school playwriting competition for Virginia students in grades 9-12 that celebrates and cultivates young writing talent from across Virginia. This program provides a life-changing opportunity for high school writers to work with professional playwrights, actors, and other theatre artists.

Working closely with Richmond based professional playwright David Roby, eight high school student playwrights from across the Commonwealth will bring their original one-act plays to life on the stage at the 30th Annual New Voices for the Theater Festival of New Works, held July 12 & 13, 2019 at Grace Street Theater at Virginia Commonwealth University (934 W. Grace St). 136 plays were submitted to SPARC this year and eight resident winners and one honorable mention were chosen.

2019 Playwright-in-Residence:
David Roby

2019 Resident Playwrights:

Aaron Kabani
Appomattox Regional Governor’s School, VA

Mary Kueser
@York County School of the Arts, Williamsburg. VA

Alex Trouslot
Landston High School, Virginia Beach, VA

Tegan James
Appomattox Regional Governor’s School, Chester, VA

Emma Williams
Collegiate School, Richmond, VA

Trevor Meade
Gate City High School, Gate City, Virginia

Katie Taguchi
Glen Allen High School, Glen Allen, VA

Sarah Stewart
Eastern View High School, Culpeper, VA

Learn more about New Voices at: https://www.sparcrichmond.org/newvoices/

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