High School Theater Talent Moves to Finals

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February 07, 2019
February 6, 2019
Contact:  Marcus Cox, Director of Community Relations (901) 937-6496, marcus@playhouseonthesquare.org
Playhouse on the Square’s Department of Theatre Education would like to congratulate the following schools that have submitted to the first annual 10-Minute Play Slam competition!
Congratulations to the following schools:  Appling Middle School, Colonial Middle School, Homelife Academy, Lakeland Middle Prep, Maxine Smith STEAM Academy, St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School, & White Station Middle.
The competition, is partnered through the American Alliance for Theatre and Education.  This year’s theme, “Discovering Truth About Ourselves and Others,” challenges local writers to submit an original 10-minute play related to the theme.  The top 5 finalists will receive a public staged reading of their script by local area actors at Playhouse on the Square. The winner will represent Playhouse on the Square in the Young Playwrights for Change competition during AATE’s National Conference in New York City August 1-5, 2019.
The American Alliance for Theatre and Education (AATE), is among the most recognized arts education organizations.  It works to ensure that every young person experiences quality theatre arts in their lives provided by proficient, talented artists and educators. AATE is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Through its membership of theatre artists, inservice and pre-service teachers, professors, directors, scholars and playwrights, AATE serves more than a million students in 48 U.S. states and 19 countries worldwide.
For more information regarding the Playwrights For Change competition, visit the The American Alliance for Theatre and Education website at aate.com 
Marcos Cox, Director of Community Relations
(901) 937-6496


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