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  • Delaware Young Playwrights Festival to showcase 2012-2013 finalists

  • The Delaware Theatre Company is very pleased to announce the culmination of the 2012-2013 Delaware Young Playwrights Festival.
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  • The Delaware Theatre Company is very pleased to announce the culmination of the 2012-2013 Delaware Young Playwrights Festival.
    This year's festival concludes at DTC on Monday evening, with a showcase of scenes and an awards ceremony honoring the playwrights of the six finalist plays and recognizing all 116 of the high school playwrights who participated in this year's DYPF. The following plays are the DYPF finalists for 2012-2013:
    "Connected" by Lily Kairis, Charter School of Wilmington
    "Going Up" by Ben Walker and Nina Krauss, Cab Calloway School of the Arts
    "The Great Debate" by Rebecca Oberschmidt, Charter School of Wilmington
    "Lakeside View" by Saryu Chennat, Cab Calloway School of the Arts
    "Major Change" by Sarah Todaro, Owen Stecca, and Jesse McCann, St. Elizabeth High School
    "The Truth About Us" by Khiara MacElree, William Penn High School
    The celebration of DYPF and the student playwrights will begin at 7 p.m. The event is open to the public and free of charge.
    About Delaware Young Playwrights Festival
    This year's DYPF theme, "You've got to be carefully taught," was taken from the upcoming DTC production of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein's "South Pacific." High school students participating in DYPF were asked to write a play in which a character grapples with reconciling what he or she was taught early on with what that character experiences later in life.
    The six finalist plays were selected to receive additional guidance for development through a series of workshops led by professional theater artists at DTC.
    The mission of the DYPF is to provide students with an authentic audience for their creative writing and teachers with an innovative literacy program.
    DYPF uses educational resources, interactive workshops with professional theater artists, personal feedback to every playwright, and public performances to engage students in the art of theater through the act of writing a play.
    IF YOU GO
    What: Delaware Theatre Company's Delaware Young Playwrights Festival
    When: 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25
    Where: Delaware Theatre Company, 200 Water St., Wilmington Riverfront, Wilmington
    Price: Free and open to the public
    Info: delawaretheatre.org or 302.594.1100 or
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