Shorewood students honored by ACT Theatre Young Playwright Program

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Top L-R: Marek Blazek, Sophia Ralls, Gracie Long, Madison Pahlman, Kenassa Sarka
Middle L-R: Cleo Auchincloss, Madeleine Corn, Jade DoerksenFront: Jesse Garten
Photo courtesy Shoreline Schools

Shorewood High School was well-represented at the ACT Theatre’s Young Playwrights Program Celebration on December 10, 2018.

Out of more than 250 submissions of original plays written by students from around the region, Maddie Corn’s “Reality” was selected as one of eight to be featured in professionally staged readings this March at the ACT Theatre’s Young Playwrights Festival.

Kenassa Sarka’s play, “Race for the Gold Coin,” was featured at the December 10 celebration and was performed during the event with six professional actors.

Additionally, another seven Shorewood students received honorable mentions for their original works.
  • Cleo Auchincloss
  • Marek Blaze
  • Jade Doerksen
  • Jesse Garten
  • Gracie Long
  • Madison Pahlman
  • Sophia Ralls
“We’re very excited to see our students recognized for their creative works,” said Shorewood English and Drama Teacher Amy Pottinger. “It’s a powerful reminder of how talented and passionate our students are!”


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