Center Stage to honor three young playwrights

May 30, 1991|By J. Wynn Rousuck

Two students from Baltimore City schools and one from Howard County will be honored as first-place winners in Center Stage's fifth annual Young Playwrights Festival to be held at 7:30 p.m. Monday. The event is free and open to the public.

The awards ceremony will be highlighted by staged readings of the winning one-act scripts: "Dream Jury," by Paul A. Bachmann of Howard High School, "These Things Aren't Supposed to Happen," by Ebony Ashby of Dunbar Middle School, and "A Doggone Dream," by Tina Emory of Woodhome Elementary School.

The winning scripts were selected from 150 submitted by participants in Center Stage's Playwrights-in-Schools Program. This year, eight professional playwrights to conduct week-long residencies in 38 schools in 15 Maryland counties.

Besides the student awards, certificates will be presented to three educational jurisdictions that have participated in the program since its inception: Baltimore City and Anne Arundel and Calvert counties. A special certificate will also be awarded to Charles Ward, a retired teacher who has been instrumental in bringing the program to city schools.

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