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2024 YOUNG PLAYWRIGHTS FESTIVAL FINALIST'S PERFORMANCES

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Young Playwrights Festival finalists

EAST LANSING, MI: Experience the live performances of the six 2024 Young Playwrights Festival finalists

on Saturday, May 11, 2024, in Wharton Center's Pasant Theatre. These performances are free to attend!


No ticket purchase is required. Wharton Center for Performing Arts and the MSU Department of Theatre are honored to

announce the six finalists of the 28th Annual Young Playwrights Festival:


- Abigail Grifka: Skeletons In The Closet

• Saginaw Arts and Sciences Academy

- Daniel Luebs: The Death of a Cynic

• Dewitt High School

- Gabrielle Moulton: You're Hired

• Saginaw Arts and Sciences Academy

- Ella Reid: Strangers Like Us

• Dewitt High School

Paulina Rivet: Roses Are Red

• Dewitt High School

- Ella Schieding: Shades of Perception

• Dewitt High School


The Young Playwrights Festival is a showcase of six original works, written by high school students, produced by MSU Department of Theatre undergraduate and graduate students,

and performed at the Wharton Center on the campus of Michigan State University.


Michigan high school students were invited to submit a one-act play to a juried competition. Twelve semifinalists were chosen from the submissions, and from those 12, the jury selected the six finalists above whose plays will be produced. Each finalist has been assigned a professional theatre mentor to help the playwright revise their play, and each finalist received a $200 cash award and a staged production of their play to be performed at the

Pasant Theatre.


The other six semifinalists will receive a $100 cash award. For more information on Wharton Center's Young Playwright Festival, please visit whartoncenter.com/young-

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