Blank Theatre to perform 2 student plays

Jean Sanders

The Blank Theatre selected five plays written by students as semifinalists for their Young Playwrights Festival.

Sabrina Batchler ’15 and Dylan Schifrin’s ’16 plays were chosen as two of the 12 plays to be professionally produced by the theater in June.

Among the 45 semifinalists were Batchler with her play “Bromeo and Julius,” Hannah Dains ‘16 with two of her plays, “Followers of Osiris” and “Five Card Stud,” Schifrin with his play “The Exceptional Childhood Center,” Chloe Shi ’16 with her play “Who Am I This Time?” and Marianne Verrone ’15 with her play “Beautiful Nails.”

“I always encourage the students to be proud of their work and to submit their plays to countless festivals and competitions around the country,” theater department head Christopher Moore said. “It is wonderful to hear about one of the plays we have produced as part of the HW Playwrights Festival winning an award or being given another production.”

For their 30th annual Young Playwrights Festival, the Blank Theatre received around 300 submissions.

Students wrote the one-act plays with help from both a professional volunteer and Moore.