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2019 Young Playwrights Program Celebration

Date: December 16, 2019 @ 6:30pm
Run Time: 100 minutes
Location: The Allen Theatre

Join us for a night to honor all writers who have completed ACT’s Young Playwrights Program (YPP) this fall! With special guest, award-winning playwright, musician, and performer Justin Huertas. ACT Theatre Core Company members will perform selected scenes from YPP plays, and Artistic Director John Langs will announce which eight plays have been selected for the 2019 Young Playwrights Festival in April.

A reception will follow in the Poncho Lobby to celebrate! (Seriously, what’s not to like about this?!)

About ACT’s Young Playwrights Program 
Did you know that every year ACT Theatre partners with school communities to provide exceptional arts experiences to middle and high school students? Through a 10-week residency program, students work with playwrights and teaching artists to develop their own, original, one-act plays. ACT Theatre is proud to partner with ten schools and more than 300 students in 2019!

Justin Huertas

(Justin Huertas, photo courtesy of Arts West)

Justin Huertas is an award-winning playwright, composer-lyricist, and actor. He’s currently developing a series of original Seattle-set modern-myth musicals which began with Lizard Boy and The Last World Octopus Wrestling Champion and will continue this Spring with the world premiere production of Lydia & the Troll at Seattle Repertory Theatre.

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Playwriting has become a very healing thing for me—I write a lot now—and I’m so grateful for this program for teaching me not only to create but to heal myself.

I learned to have more confidence in myself and to believe in me more which I think is the best impact possible. I’ll definitely take away the attitude I’ve learned.

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