The Tyler Civic Theatre Center is pleased to announce that four playwrights have been chosen to present their plays at the sixth annual New Play Festival 2011.
The playwrights are Elissa Thompson, the Act III Spring Conservatory Class, Josie Rasberry and Mike Hargrove.
Elissa Thompson, of tyler, is a sophomore at TJC, transferring to Mary-Harden-Baylor in the fall to major in journalism. She is a former TCTC student of the Actors' Conservatory and S.T.A.R. Her play is titled Journey for Trust.
Aunt Maxine, was written by Josie Rasberry, a freshman at Troup High School. She loves acting, writing and hopes to be an author someday. She particularly enjoys writing fictional short stories and participates in cheer leading, volleyball and basketball at school.
Helen Jameson is a playwright/instructor at TCTC's Actors' Conservatory. She explained that her students acted as a "creative pool, offering ideas, phrases, story lines and character points" for their collective play, Sonia White and the 7th Dwarf. Will Bass, Marie Bowen, Bethany Earls, Emily Johnson, Karah Nance, Lexie Rains, Hannah Root and Thomas Shelmire comprise the Act III Spring 2011 class.
Mike Hargrove's play, Hitler's Olympics, expresses his avid interest in history. "There's always a story within the story....after all, history is about people, not about stuff!”
Mike is in sales and began writing five years ago, with the encouragement of his wife. He and his family live in the Lindale area.
The four plays will be presented in the Rogers Theatre at Tyler Civic Theatre Center, on saturday, june 18, at 1:00 pm. Each play will be a maximum of 40 minutes in length and be presented in a readers theatre format. The New Play Festival 2011 is free and open to the public. Tyler Civic Theatre Center is located at 400 Rose Park Drive in Tyler.
For more information, email festival coordinators Lucinda Kittrell or Ann Russell at email@example.com.