Youth Playwrights To Perform
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Pistarckle Theater/Tillett Gardens, St. Thomas, VI –Pistarckle Theater will present youth actor performances on Thursday, August 17, 7 p.m. of original plays written by students ages 11 – 17, created during this year’s Summer Playwrighting Camp. During the four-weeks session, students participated in playwright training and development of new plays, lessons on character development, scene study, plot, setting and stage directions.
A behind-the-scenes glimpse – the Pistarckle Theater Playwrighting Camp:
During the four-week camp session, students practice character descriptions, writing exercises to strengthen voice, perspective and language choices. They then write their own 10 minute/One Act Plays from themes that are identified through class discussions that prioritize elements important to life of the youth in the program. The scenes are re-written and revised with feedback from peers and instructor.
Once the drafts are ready for an initial reading, the students produce a typed copy for reading and performance notes. The scenes will then be presented with basic staging, props and minimal set, to allow the young playwrights work come to life on stage. Other youth in the program act in each others’ plays.
This program is a partnership with and support of the VI Department of Labor 'Career Development Program for pre-work youth, and also has support of the VI Housing Finance Authority.
The scenes will be displayed for the public and performed on Thursday August 17 at 7 p.m , at Pistarckle Theater. Tickets are $10 per person for both adults and children. More information and tickets, visit PistarckleTheater.com, or call (340) 775-7877.
Students learn to write their very own play and watch it come to life. Sponsored by Virgin Islands Department of Labor This camp is created with teenagers in mind, but we have had participants in their 'tweens as well who had a fantastic time!