STC launches screenwriting program for teens

Register now, classes start November 15

Are you a teenager who would love to learn the ins and outs of screenwriting? Well, the Sudbury Theater Center has you covered.

STC invites all aspiring playwrights – grades 9-12 – to participate in the theater center’s first playwriting series, “From Page to Stage.”

Taking place over eight Monday evenings, successful applicants will work in small groups with local playwright and teacher Kim Fahner, and STC’s Kelsey Rutledge, to create a collaborative play.

Two small groups will meet on Monday evenings from November 15 to January 17 for 90-minute classes, with a two-week break during the winter holidays.

“Masks must be worn at all times inside the building,” a press release read. “Hand sanitizer will be readily available throughout the building and in restrooms.”

Completed pieces will be delivered to the stage at a celebratory evening in the spring of 2022, “so parents and family can hear the students’ work come to life.”

To apply, students are asked to write a one-page monologue for a character stuck on a boat in the middle of a very large lake, with no oars, paddles, or sail.

Submit your monologue by November 1 to Ralph McIntosh, STC Director of Education, at [email protected] There is no cost to apply for this program.

Only six to ten students will be accepted, with successful applicants being notified the week of November 8. The fee is $200 (taxes included), although students already enrolled in another STC program only pay $180.

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