Teens Wanted For New Screenwriting Program

Sudbury –

In addition to its drama and musical theater classes for children, the Sudbury Theater Center has launched a new scriptwriting program for the city’s teens.

The new From the Page to the Stage screenwriting course is open to high school students in grades 9 to 12 and aims to create two collaborative plays.

“Over eight Monday nights, successful applicants will work in small groups with local playwright and teacher Kim Fahner, and STC’s Kelsey Rutledge, to create a collaborative play,” the theater said in a press release Wednesday.

The program will consist of six to 10 students who will be divided into two small ones who will meet in person on Monday evening for 90 minutes from November 15 to January 17 with a two week break during the holidays.

“An evening of celebration and a staged reading of the two plays will take place in the spring of 2022 so parents and family can hear the students’ work come to life,” said STC. “STC’s education programs contribute to the emotional, intellectual and social development of each student. Participation also helps to develop their self-confidence and problem-solving skills.”

As a condition of entry, interested students are invited to write a creative one-page monologue for a character who is trapped on a boat in the middle of a very large lake, with no oars, paddles or sail.

Submissions should be sent to [email protected] by November 1st.

If selected, there is a cost to participate in the program and students must be fully immunized.

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