April 29-30, 2017
Directed by Leo Salerno | Youth Director Maggie Gamson
Produced by Deb Kelley and Jim Russell
Judges: Luana Mitten, Matthew Belopavlovich, Shaun Rice, Nicole Lauren
Carrollwood Players Theatre invited budding young playwrights to submit new, original short plays for our second annual youth playwriting challenge. KIDSPEAK brings the imagination of children to life as eight short plays receive their world premiere with a cast of adult actors in the CWP Black Box.
CAST: Travis Byington
The Rumors – FIRST PLACE
Play summary: A high school drama about real friendship and kindness.
“Zandra was born in Evergreen, Alabama, and she lived there with her her mother, sister, and her nephew. At the age of eight, Zandra moved to Tampa, Florida to live with her older brother. She is now thirteen years old and enjoys learning about mathematics, language arts, sports, and drama. After college, Zandra hopes to become an accountant. Zandra is super excited to take part in this opportunity at Carrollwood Players Theatre.”
Busted – SECOND PLACE
Play summary: Two children are grounded, but want to go out. What will happen?
“Jaiden was born in Fort Myers, Florida and moved to Tampa at the age of three. She grew up with seven siblings, three on her mom’s side and four on her dad’s side. She was the second oldest of them all. She is thirteen years old and after college, she dreams of becoming a veterinarian and even owning her own vet. Jaiden is excited to take part of this opportunity at Carrollwood Player Theatre.
Donnie and His Conscience – THIRD PLACE
Play summary: Donnie must face a bully at school, but first he has to deal with the bully in his head.
“Yasmin was born in Brandon, Florida but she lives in Tampa, Florida. She has one brother, Dylan, and a dog, Toby. She is fourteen years old and she enjoys learning about science and playing music in band. After college, she wants to be a software developer for a large company. Yasmin is excited to take part in this Carrollwood Players Theatre event.”
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