Yale Repertory Theatre andYale School of Drama presents the 17th annual Dwight/Edgewood Project (D/EP): eight original one-act plays written bystudents from Augusta Lewis Troup School and designed, produced, and performed by Yale School of Drama students, will be presented for two performances only on June 22 and June 23 at 7 pm at the Off-Broadway Theater (41 Broadway, New Haven).
Admission is free. Seating is available on a first come, first served basis.
D/EP pairs eight sixth- and seventh-graders fromAugusta Lewis Troup School, who were selected based on their interest in writing and storytelling, with mentors from Yale School of Drama. During the month of June, the students work one-on-one with their mentors and learn about theatre and playwriting through interactive games and writing exercises. Each student then writes an original one-act play, which is designed, directed, and performed by the same Yale School of Drama artists who have served as teachers and mentors to the young playwrights.
The program onFriday, June 22 features: Revorby Saran Toure, Chaotic Friendship Duo byParis Ransom, What Are We? by Saschin Choy, and The Kings of Friendsby Nikolaos Constantopoulous.
The program on Saturday, June 23 features: Helping out Cheat byRaQuan Jones, Little Big Footby Ashley Chapman, Trust Me When Feeling Down by Daneel Morrison, andNo Such Thing As Perfect byKiyesha Smith.
The staff of the Dwight/Edgewood Project 2012 includesMerlin Huff and Melissa Zimmerman (Co-Producing Directors), Jack Tamburri and Dustin Willis (Directors),Rachel Gordon Smallwood (Scenic Designer),Nikki Delhomme (Costume Designer), Benjamin Ehrenreich (Lighting Designer), Keri Klick (Sound Designer/Composer), Sonja Thorson (Production Stage Manager), Brian Smallwood (Technical Director), and Maree Barbara Tan-Tiongco (Assistant Technical Director). Mentors include Jabari Brisport (Yale Presidential Public Service Fellow), Ceci Fernandez,Sophie von Haselberg, Mary Laws, Dan O’Brien, Emily Reilly,and Jon Wemette. The Teaching Artist isMichael Walkup.
The Dwight/Edgewood Project 2012 is made possible in part by Yale Repertory Theatre/Yale School of Drama, Yale University Office of New Haven and State Affairs, Ms. Esme Usdan, The Lucille Lortel Foundation, Allegra Print and Imaging, and individual donors.
For more information, please call (203) 432-2174.
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