2017 Play/Write Showcase
Monday, May 15 at 7 pm
Dillard University's Cook Theatre
$10 online or at the door here
The Showcase is composed of 10 student plays written by 5 – 7th graders from New Orleans schools and presented by five local performance groups:
KM Dance Project
These companies’ adult performers will take the students’ words from the page to the stage, celebrating the work that all of the 300 students involved in the Play/Write program have done over the past year! This year's participating Play/Write schools:
The International School of Louisiana (1400 Camp St.)
Success Preparatory Academy (2011 Bienville St.)
St. Mary's Academy (6905 Chef Menteur Hwy.)
Warren Easton High School (3019 Canal St.) - new this year!
Young Audiences Charter School (1407 Virgil St.) - new this year!
This is GRP’s eighth year conducting Play/Write. The program consists of yearlong playwriting residencies. During these residencies, each student writes an original play, 10 of which are chosen for the Showcase. This event creates a direct relationship between writing dramatic scripts in the classroom and the real world application of that writing: a theatre production. In addition to the evening performance that is open to the public, the students will come to Dillard University’s Cook Theatre on the same day for a 10 am matinee performance. Every student will receive a formatted and professionally printed copy of his/her play.