Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Seattle Repertory Theatre Teams with Local High Schools for

TeenSpeak: The Playwriting Project

Roosevelt High School Students - Friday, January 18 at 7:30 p.m.

Woodinville High School Students - Tuesday, January 22 at 7:30 p.m.

Leo K. Theatre at Seattle Rep

Seattle, WA - Seattle Repertory Theatre's Teenspeak: Playwriting Project, in collaboration with Roosevelt and Woodinville High Schools, presents two evenings of staged readings featuring nine ten minute plays written and performed by Roosevelt and Woodinville High School students and directed and produced by Seattle Rep staff and Teaching Artists. Tickets are free, however, reservations are necessary. Please call Seattle Rep's box office to reserve seats at 206-443-2222.

Each year, Seattle Rep's Education Department works with high school students to develop short plays, which Seattle Rep staff and Teaching Artists direct. This highly successful program has generated more than 50 plays in the past four years. This year's program will add nine more plays to the roster. The general theme of the Roosevelt performances are "Peril," in particular, women in peril, and how they rescue themselves from such dangerous antagonists as flesh eating aliens and their younger sisters. Woodinville's general theme is "Morals," where at least one character must make a decision that puts their morals into question.

The names of Roosevelt's plays this year are Pigeon Platter, The 17th Floor, Death and the American Family, Flight of the Generation T-Bird: Episode 52 "Attack of the Glarbons." Woodinville plays this year are Some Kind of Joke, Good Reasoning, How Does That Make you Feel?, Medicated, and The Other Side of the Fence.

Seattle Repertory Theatre creates extraordinary productions and programs that excite, entertain and engage our community and nourish a lifelong passion for theater. As an essential part of the organization's mission, Seattle Rep's education programs nurture the artist within young people and support teachers in bringing theatre into their classrooms. The Theatre builds and sustains relationships with teachers and schools, and serves as a resource for arts integration and theatre-based curriculum. The theatre believes strongly that theatre can be accessible and engaging to all students if connections with their individual voices are made. To this end, the theatre respects all students as artists and promotes theatre as an alternative educational method.


Seattle Repertory Theatre's Education sponsors are The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation*, William Randolph Hearst Endowment for Education Programs*, The Peter Donnelly Fund*, National Endowment for the Arts, WaMu, Washington State Arts Commission, Islands Fund, The Chisholm Foundation, KeyBank, PONCHO, U.S. Bancorp Foundation, ArtsFund/WaMu Cultural Education Teacher Training Excellence Fund, ArtsFund/Wells Fargo Cultural Education Enhancement Fund, Target, Organic to Go, Green Diamond Resource Company, QFC, McKinstry Company, Compton Lumber & Hardware, and Stuhlbergs, Inc. (*denotes endowment funding).

Seattle Repertory Theatre, founded in 1963, is led by Artistic Director David Esbjornson and Managing Director Benjamin Moore. One of America's premier nonprofit resident theatres, Seattle Repertory Theatre has achieved international renown for its consistently high production and artistic standards, and was awarded the 1990 Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre. With an emphasis on entertaining plays of true dramatic and literary worth, Seattle Rep produces a subscription season of plays along with educational programs, new play workshops and special presentations.

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TeenSpeak: The Playwriting Project

Fact Sheet

WHAT: Seattle Repertory Theatre teams with local high school, Roosevelt High School and Woodinville High School to present its annual program: TeenSpeak: The Playwriting Project


Roosevelt: January 18, 2008 at 7:30pm

Woodinville: January 22, 2008 at 7:30pm


Roosevelt Playwrights:

Mandi Bossard Death and the All American Family

Arman Mohazzabfar Flight of the T-Bird: Episode # 54 "Attack of the Glarbons"

Alice Roth Pigeon Platter

Emma Staake The 17th Floor

Roosevelt Directors:

Chris Dewar, Scott Koh, Michaela Murphy, Amber Wolfe

Woodinville Playwrights:

Austin Bridges: Some Kind of Joke

Alex Honjiyo: Good Reasoning

Alyssa Powell: How Does that Make you Feel?

Rin Romao: Medicated

Christina Weidner: The Other Side of the Fence

Woodinville Directors:

Michael Cruz, Chris Dewar, Michaela Murphy, Jess Smith, Beverly Ann Thompson

WHERE: Seattle Repertory Theatre is located in the Seattle Center at the corner of Second Ave. and Mercer St., Seattle, Washington.

TICKETS: Tickets for TeenSpeak: The Playwriting Project are free, however reservations are required. For ticket reservations, call the box office at (206) 443-2222.

PR: Jacquelyn Gallagher, Communication Intern, Seattle Rep. (206) 443-2210, ext: 1109 or (This phone number and e-dress are not for publication.)

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