Alliance Theater Education Department To Host Young Voices With New Visions Short Play Fest 2011

Join YVNV at the Alliance Theatre as we celebrate new plays written by kids, about kids, for everyone in the Alliance Black Box Theatre at Woodruff Arts Center on Saturday, Nov. 5th.
 
Sept. 6, 2011 - PRLog -- Get ready.  Get ready. Get ready to share the dreams of 8 talented young playwrights.

The world premiere of six new plays will be featured during the 2011 Young Voices With New Visions Short Play Festival, on the Alliance Black Box Theatre Stage, Saturday, November 5th at Woodruff Arts Center. Founding Producer, Pamela-Faith Jackson and Stephanie Scott, Associate Producer agree that this is an especially exciting opportunity for young people because it marks the first time that the YVNV Short Play Fest will be held at the prestigious Tony Award-winning theater.  This marks the 3rd annual YVNV Short Play Fest which grants stage productions to the winners of the YVNV “Write A Dream” Short Play Competition adjudicated by Susan Watson, Prof., Lehman College, Kimberly Harding, Prof.,Florida A & M, Sydne Mahone, Prof.,University of Iowa, and Janice Liddell, V.P. for Academic Affairs, Atlanta Metropolitan College.  

The six selections comprise a variety of styles and genres.  The Saturday Afternoon Showcase will feature plays by elementary school students—MILITARY MRACLE by Annie Echemendia, Julia Metz, and Alyssa Walter, a post 911 Christmas drama about a young girl and her military dad.; A CHANGE IN MY LIFE by Jaila Williams, a depiction of divorce as seen through the eyes of a child; and OLD MAPLE by Rayna Richardson, a sweet environmental play about an endangered tree.  The Saturday Evening Showcase will feature plays by middle and high school students—BROKEN HEARTED BEAUTY by Gianna Scerbo, a lyrical look at the affect of alcoholism on an innocent child; GHOST OF THE LIVING by Zaphira Matthews, a spine-tingling thriller about the abduction of a parent; and MY BODY, MY SOUL by Grace Ivey,a stark look at the clues left behind after suicide.  All of the students with the exception of Zaphira Matthews attend Fulton County Schools including Riverwood High School, Sandy Springs MS and Woodland Elementary School. Zaphira Matthews ihails from Bronx, NY.

Tickets are available on-line through PAY PAL on the YVNV website.  There is limited seating. Purchase your ticket early.


YOUNG VOICES WITH NEW VISIONS SHORT PLAY FEST was envisioned by Founder/Producing Director Pamela-Faith Jackson as a means of giving voice to young playwrights in a nurturing creative environment.   The Young Voices With New Visions Short Play Fest provides a haven for audience members and artists alike to share in the new play development process. Announced finalists will receive a staged production of their new work on November 5th on the Alliance Black Box Theatre stage at Woodruff Arts Center.  Young Voices With New Visions has produced 10 world premieres of plays written by young people in grades 4-12.

YVNV "Write A Dream" Short Play Competition is now accepting original short plays.  Deadline January 2012.  Go to the website for more details yvnvplays.org.

For additional information and to schedule interviews, please contact:
Sereena Beasley at yvnvplay@gmail.com
For Tickets:  http://www.yvnvplays.org/apps/webstore/products/show/2615522
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LISTING INFORMATION

YOUNG VOICES WITH NEW VISIONS SHORT PLAY FESTIVAL
Plays by Kids, About Kids, For Families
in association with
Alliance Theatre Education Department
Alliance Black Box Theatre
Woodruff Arts Center
1280 Peachtree Road N.E. • Atlanta, Georgia 30309
Saturday, November 5, 2011



Afternoon Showcase:
MILITARY MIRACLE written by Annie Echemendia, Julia Metz, Alyssa Walter
Post 911 Christmas drama about a young girl and her military dad.

A Change In My Life written by Jaila Williams
A depiction of divorce as seen through the eyes of a child.

Old Maple written by Rayna Richardson
A sweet environmental play about an endangered tree.

Tickets:   $20.00

Evening Showcase:
Broken Hearted Beauty written by Gianna Scerbo
A lyrical look at the affect of alcoholism on an innocent child.

Ghost Of The Living written by Zafirah Matthews
A spine-tingling thriller about the abduction of a parent.

My Body, My Soul written by Grace Ivey
A stark look at the clues left behind after suicide.

Tickets:  $20

Purchase online at http://www.yvnvplays.org/apps/webstore/products/show/2615522.
 
Day/Times: Saturday Afternoon Showcase      3:00 -5:00 pm
                Saturday Evening Showcase         7:00 -9:00 pm

Location: Alliance Black Box Theatre; 1280 Peachtree Road, NE; Atlanta, Georgia 30309

Website:  www.yvnvplays.org

For additional information and to schedule interviews, please contact:
Sereena Beasley.

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YVNV provides new play development opportunities tfor emerging and veteran playwrights grade 4 and up.
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