10 student plays. 5 theatre companies. hilarity and drama ensue.
Goat in the Road Productions and Dillard University Theatre present their annual event, the Play/Write Showcase at Dillard’s Samuel DuBois Cook Theatre located at 2601 Gentilly Blvd.
The Showcase is comprised of 10 student plays written by 5th & 6th graders from New Orleans schools and presented by five local performance groups. Tickets are $10.
This year’s Play/Write producers are:
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.
Participating schools are:
St. Mary’s Academy-- Success Preparatory Academy-- The International School of Louisiana-- Young Audiences Charter School-- Warren Easton Charter High School
This is GRP’s eighth year conducting Play/Write. The program consists of yearlong playwriting residencies conducted in five New Orleans schools. 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 a.m. matinee performance. Every student will receive a formatted and professionally printed copy of his/her play.