PRIZEWINNERS FOR INAUGURAL STUDENT PLAYWRIGHT FESTIVAL NAMED
Local high-school seniors and aspiring playwrights, Addison Antonoff, William Miner, and Carter A. Prentiss are the prizewinners of the DDTCo. inaugural Student Playwright Festival. Each playwright is awarded a $500 scholarship and is paired with a Houston based playwright as a mentor who will work in tandem to fine-tune the plays and prepare them for production. The students will be guests of honor as their plays are performed at the MATCH – Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston on June 6, 2018.
Addison Antonoff, a senior at The High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, presents her ten-minute play, The Mother, The Son, and The Holy Deli. This laugh-out-loud look at antisemitism within a Christian-centric community features Mary, the stereotypical Jewish mother, berating her son over the dangers of his lifestyle.
MENTOR: Doug Williams
DIRECTOR: John Mitsakis
William Miner, a senior at The Kinkaid School, describes his play, Insomnia as the story of James, a 10-year-old boy suffering from anxiety and insomnia, who is tormented nightly by two demons...and this is the night it ends.
MENTOR: Gwen Flager
DIRECTOR: Ananka Kohnitz
Carter A. Prentiss, a senior at Dulles High School in Fort Bend County, debuts his play Cassandra about a conversation between two college boys that begins when one—an aspiring journalist—writes about sexual assault. Questions are asked, but the answers are not always what we want to hear.
MENTOR: Ted Swindley
DIRECTOR: John Patterson