Children's Legacy Theatre
CHILDREN'S LEGACY THEATRE PRESENTS....
"One Act Play Festival"
By: CLT'S Finest
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10 Minute Play Festival (2022)
Here are some BTS (Behind the Scenes) Photos from the production process for The Amen Corner.
- Fri, May 26Washington
- Sat, May 27Washington
The Young Playwright's Project
Children’s Legacy Theater (CLT) is proud to introduce “The Young Playwrights Project (YPP).” YPP is an interactive, three-part playwriting experience designed for teens ages 14 to 18. It combines the best of in-person and remote educational experiences to empower students to share their unique stories, while developing their writing skills and learning about the theater arts.
The Young Playwrights Project is inspired by CLT’s Ten Minute Play Festival and presented in three phases. Phase 1 teaches students how to write a play, focusing on empowering the student imagination, learning the elements of a play and using those elements to write plays that help students develop problem-solving skills. Phase 2 allows students to hear their plays read and acted out by an intergenerational volunteer team of play readers. During Phase 3, students see a selection of plays, chosen from all student plays written that year, performed by the Children’s Legacy Theater Players.
The YPP plays are presented during the Spring of each year and performed at the Solomon G Brown Community Center 2300 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave SE Washington, D.C 20020. The first plays will be presented May 26th-27th, 2023.
Meet the Young Playwrights
Upcoming playwright and actress, Drew Buchanan is a hard working theatre major at Duke Ellington School of the Arts. From being on stage since she was 3 years old, she’s always been excited to do anything where she can share her artistic talents and creativity. She's presenting two one-act plays about issues affecting teenagers including judgment, sexism, toxic masculinity, and unhealthy standards within the black community.
Maya Ward aka "Ghost" is a multitalented 17 year old from DC. Specializing in spoken word poetry and visual arts of almost all medias. Also recently dabbling in music, writing songs and rapping on stage at school events. Graduating in the class of 2022, during her senior year she was cast in her first play and that sparked a whole new journey for her in performing arts. Diving into being a playwright and directing her own 10 minute play over the summer, about toxic masculinity, Ghost is now aspiring to further her experience in theatrical production after seeing the impact of her first play. Ghost has always been passionate about mental health issues and breaking generational curses, especially in the black community and that’s what she will be presenting in her plays with original poetry and musical messages.
Meet the Playwright Instructors
Perhaps Glenn Alan is best known as the founder of the DC Black Theatre & Arts Festival, one of the Nation’s most favorite theatre festivals celebrating extraordinary stories by people of African descent. This yearly, 10-day - multidisciplinary arts festival is filled with plays, music, film, dance, workshops and groundbreaking performances by Artists from around the world. It’s no wonder that in a few short years Mr. Alan has become a very sought after producer - having produced nearly 400 plays and building an incredible network of actors, directors, playwrights, industry professionals and creating one of the largest databases of African American Actors.
Glenn seriously began pursuing his interest in writing in 1986 while attending Howard University. Since that time, he has created voluminous works: 14 plays, 7 books of poetry, 2 collections of short stories, and a highly acclaimed blues CD with legendary blues bassist BT Richardson.
Joy Jones is a trainer, performance poet, playwright and author. Her plays have appeared at the Black Repertory Group in Berkeley, California, The Manhattan Class Company in New York, NY, the Pittsburgh New Works Festival, and a variety of stages in Washington, DC. Her full length, Outdoor Recess, won the Promising Playwrights Contest sponsored by Colonial Players of Annapolis, MD and has had several regional productions. Her latest book is Jayla Jumps In, which received a starred review by Booklist and was chosen as one of the best sports books for children by the American Library Association. Visit her at www.JoyJonesOnline.com.
Karen L.B. Evans is President and Founder of the Black Women Playwrights' Group. She has received individual fellowships in playwriting from both the National Endowment for the Arts and the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities. She was a Helen Hayes Award nominee for "Outstanding New Play" as well as a Sundance Institute finalist. Karen participated in the Eugene O'Neill National Playwrights' Conference and is a recipient of the John F. Kennedy Center "Front & Center Award." She has also received the "Citation for Excellence in Design and Writing" from the Washington Education Press Association.
Her work has been published and presented by Hyperion Books for Children, Meriwether Publishing, Applause Theater Books, The Discovery Channel Magazine, American Showcase Theatre, and PBS. Karen holds a BA with honors in Drama from Dartmouth College and a MFA in Playwriting from The Catholic University of America.
WHAT WE BELIEVE!
THE POWER OF THEATRE ARTS
CLT creates extraordinary theater experiences that educate, challenge, and inspire teens to dream and connect to different cultures and ideas. Through our presentation of classical and historical plays, youth question and explore our complex world, composing and directing their own plays, thus, producing positive contributing members to society.
CLT instills its core values, known as TRAP-L, into every student we engage. Our values rest in the opportunity to provide each young person with the simple, but effective tools needed to survive in a world beyond CLT!
T - Teamwork
R - Responsibility
A - Appearance
P - Punctuality
L - Leadership
Students have the opportunity to earn community service hours working with our community partners!
Can’t attend the CLT Production, but still want to support our youth?