About the Playwrights
Sierra Butterwick, a senior at Heights High School, presents her play, The Vines. The play recaps a night four years before the apocalypse when the life of a young man begins to crumble.
Butterwick is mentored by author and playwright, Doug Williams, best known to Houston and DDTCo. audiences as co-author of The Boundary.
The Vines is directed by Ananka Kohnitz, well-known in the Houston theatre community for presenting dark plays such as Bug and The Beauty Queen of Leenane.
Staff Meeting from Hell
Amado Velasco, a senior at Morton Ranch High School in Katy, debuts his play Staff Meeting from Hell. At the end of every month, the seven deadly sins meet to discuss their accomplishments. But can they handle being in the same room and assure humanity's downfall?
Velasco is mentored by Ted Swindley, creator of the worldwide hit musical Always…Patsy Cline, and the Founding Artistic Director of Stages Repertory Theatre.
Staff Meeting from Hell is directed by Malinda L. Beckham, Artistic Director of DDTCo., whose directorial credits include Glengarry Glen Ross and The Exonerated.
Lauren Dodds, a senior at Stratford High School, debuts her play, The Unknown. Over several years of friendship, Michael tries to help Lucy overcome her desire to always “play it safe.”
Dodds will be mentored by Gwen Flager, whose play Shakin’ the Blue Flamingo premiered last summer as part of Queensbury Theatre’s New Works Development Program.
The Unknown is directed by Curtis Barber who recently directed Doublewide, Texas at The Pearl Theater.