Young Playwrights Festival
A team of professional actors, directors and writers have chosen the winners of the contest portion of Pendragon's Young Playwrights Festival. The Festival culminates in a full performance of the winning plays and a script-in-hand public reading of the runners-up on April 28.
Come see the winning plays! Admission is FREE! Refreshments served! In the high school category both winners are from Tupper Lake High School. First place goes to Emily Burns for her play titled The Judgement, and the runner-up is Noah Cordes with his play Sir Ringer, the Singer.
The first place middle school submission is Rats by Eleanor Crowley, Ruby Smith and Juliana De Chavez with runner-up going to Annaliese Dramm for the play Hey Diddle Diddle. All students attend Saranac Lake Middle School.
Last fall, Pendragon put out the call to middle and high school students to submit original one-act plays and musicals on a subject of their choosing. The theatre also held play-writing workshops at area schools. The plays were due in February and the judges have spent the past few weeks reading and voting on the favorites. The judges read the plays unaware of who wrote them.