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Community News: Public invited to audition for roles in Young Playwrights Festival productions

The Prescott Center for the Arts is proud to announce the winners of the second annual Young Playwrights Festival, a playwriting competition for students in grades K - 12 in all of Yavapai County and Sedona schools.

Winning entries included Taylor Whittemore for "Untitled Greek Play" - first place; Cassandra Kennedy for "Shampoo" - second place; and Anna Flurry for "C' is for Cat," Tiffany Whittemore for "The Love of Life," and Devon Bonelli for "Project Deception" in a three-way tie for third place.

Honorable mentions went to Hanna Wiesner for "Painting Memories," Gina D'Alessandro for "The Debt to Society," Alaina Rowitsch for "Izzie and the Ice Queen," Sarah Lemcke for "Rail Road Crossings," and Silas Wiesner for "Treasure for the Tribe"

Designed with the intention of encouraging literacy and the arts, the playwriting competition asked students to tap into their imaginations and write their own short plays. Members of the PCA community then read scripts and selected winning plays based on plot, character development, dialogue and creativity.

Winning playwrights will be teaming up with PCA directors to cast and rehearse their plays in preparation for the Young Playwrights Festival, which will be Feb. 19 at Franklin Phonetic School in Prescott Valley, where they will be competing for a grand prize scholarship.

Auditions for the YPF are open to the community and will be 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17, at the Prescott Center for the Arts, 208 N. Marina St. in Prescott. For more information, call 445-3286. There are a variety of roles available for both adults and students. Backstage help is also needed.


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