Twelfth Annual WiseWrite Festival

news_writewise.jpg Works by fifth-grade students from Cote Brilliante and Hudson Elementary Schools will take center stage at The Rep on Friday, April 11, 2008, for the Twelfth Annual WiseWrite Festival of One-Act Plays.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Works by fifth-grade students from Cote Brilliante and Hudson Elementary Schools will take center stage at The Rep on Friday, April 11, 2008, for the Twelfth Annual WiseWrite Festival of One-Act Plays.

Presented continuously on the Browning Mainstage of the Loretto-Hilton Center for the Performing Arts (130 Edgar Road, Webster Groves) from 9 am until 12:30 pm, the event is free and open to the public.

Each year, The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, in collaboration with Springboard to Learning & Young Audiences of St. Louis, sends teaching artists into area schools to help fifth grade students improve literacy and written communication skills by learning to write plays. Students are exposed to all aspects of the creative process and also introduced to the world of the theatre by working performing arts professionals and through performances by The Rep’s Imaginary Theatre Company.

At the end of the program, each student playwright receives a published copy of his or her own play and, as a celebration of the hard work invested by the more than 100 young playwrights, attend the WiseWrite festival at The Rep. During the festival, volunteer theatre professionals — including actors from The Rep’s professional acting family — and drama students perform selected plays. Also in attendance are proud parents and friends and the fourth-grade classes which will participate in next year’s program.

For more information about the WiseWrite program, the Twelfth Annual Festival of One-Act Plays, or any of The Rep’s educational programs, call (314) 968-7340 or visit www.repstl.org.

 

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