Stage announces winners of Young Playwrights Festival

Winning Works Performed by SU Drama Students April 27

Nine area high school students have been chosen as the winners of the twelfth annual Young Playwrights Festival at Syracuse Stage. The winning works will be performed by students from the Department of Drama in Syracuse University's College of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA), at a staged reading at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 27, in the Archbold Theatre at Syracuse Stage, 820 East Genesee Street. This event is free and open to the public. For more information about this event, please call 315-442-7755.

Winners of the 2010 Young Playwrights Festival were chosen from more than 140 submissions by area high school students. A panel at Syracuse Stage chose 17 semi-finalists, who then participated in a series of writing workshops. Nine winning works were then chosen for the staged reading on April 27.

The winners of the 2010 Young Playwrights Festival are:

J.J. Davis, Jamesville-Dewitt High School, Adventures in Miscommunication

Amanda Haskell, Christian Brothers Academy, The Communication Revelation

Drew Jackson, Fayetteville-Manlius High School, An Interesting Meeting, or AIM

Annie Jaffe, Nottingham High School, for Awkward

Amanda Marci, Christian Brothers Academy, A Childhood Guarantee

Ray McAndrew, Nottingham High School, Bread Crumbs

Gabrielle Petrosino, Auburn High School, Crimes of Innocence

Julia Quigley, Christian Brothers Academy, Beyond the Grave

Tom Voorheis, Christian Brothers Academy, The Cure


The Young Playwrights Festival is one of Stage's many Educational Programs. Stage educational programs serve over 24 counties in the Central New York Region and engage nearly 30,000 elementary and high school students. Programs are made possible with the support of Alliance Bank, Bank of America, Excellus Bluecross Blueshield, National Grid, LeMoyne College, Wegmans, Bristol Myers-Squibb and Lockheed Martin Employees Federated Fund.

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