Right Here, Write Now

3 Playwrights Respond to our Altered World
“Right Here, Write Now”
YPT’s New Online Play Festival

Description

Right Here, Write Now, a new play festival introduced in June 2020, features contemporary playwrights responding to these extraordinary times.

“Part of YPT’s programming vision is ensuring we create artistic works that speak to the contemporary lives of young people,” said Artistic Director Allen MacInnis. “This rapidly-created, online play festival responds to that need for relevance. We are in the midst of a time of enormous change and the writers of these short plays have all been asked to consider what might we make of this moment?”

The Spring 2021 Festival runs April 19, 21 & 23 at 7PM and will feature new works by Marie Beath Badian, Tai Amy Grauman and Luke Reece. Details coming soon.

A recorded version will be made available to schools with optional pre- and post-show workshops.

Monday, April 19, 7-7:30PM: Tai Amy Grauman

Wednesday, April 21, 7-7:30PM: Marie Beath Badian

Friday, April 23, 7-7:30PM: Luke Reece

Fall 2020 Festival

Included playwright/actor Jeff Ho (YPT’s Antigone:方; Ophelia in Why Not’s Prince Hamlet); Icelandic playwright/author Andri Snær Magnason (YPT’s Blue Planet); and playwright/actor Makambe K Simamba (Our Fathers, Sons, Lovers and Little Brothers, b current performing arts; Artist in Residence, Tarragon). The Festival took place Dec. 7, 8 & 11. 

Monday, December 7 at 7PM
The Livestream
Staying home can saves lives. So might going out in the streets.
Written by Makambe K Simamba
Directed by Donna-Michelle St. Bernard
Dramaturg: Stephen Colella
Featuring Filsan Dualeh & Hodan Dualeh

Recommended for ages 12 & up

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The Livestream crew


Tuesday, December 8 at 7PM
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T0SKA has never met his friend irl. Now he’s gone.

Written by Jeff Ho
Director/Dramaturg: Stephen Colella
Assistant Director/Dramaturg: Karthy Chin
Featuring Anthony Perpuse

Recommended for ages 13 & up
Content Advisory: some strong language.

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Friday, December 11 at 7PM
Unboxing Grandmother
This holiday, only a fairy tale may save the day.
Written by Andri Snær Magnason
Directed by Allen MacInnis
Featuring Maja Ardal & Sadie Laflamme-Snow

Recommended for ages 6-12

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unboxing grandmother crew


Spring 2020 Festival

Written by award-winning playwrights Kevin Dyer, Anita Majumdar and Christine Quintana, these new plays in development respond to the challenges faced by young people living in a world altered by a global pandemic.

Monday, May 25:
The Girl, Her Mum and The Raccoon With No Name
Is it worse to be stuck alone or trapped together?
Written by Kevin Dyer
Directed by Stephen Colella
Featuring Nina Lee Aquino & Eponine Lee
Recommended for Ages 9-13

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“…what a way to kick off a new online play festival.‘The Girl, Her Mum and The Raccoon with No Name’ is a smart introduction to the Right Here, Write Now Festival…a fantastic story of a young person dealing with life during quarantine. If this is any indication of what is to come, we are in for some wonderful theatre right in our homes.”OnStage Blog

Wednesday, May 27:
Flower Girl
Saving the planet is more important than a really great party, right?
Written by Anita Majumdar
Directed by Stephen Colella
Featuring Nicco Lorenzo Garcia & Anita Majumdar
Recommended for Ages 14 & Up

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“Don’t miss the opportunity to see a show that poses some difficult questions as we start the process of getting back to normal, or a new normal.”OnStage Blog

Friday, May 29:
hey you
Be how others perceive you or be…just you?
Written by Christine Quintana
Directed by Stephen Colella
Featuring Rhiannon Collett
Recommended for Ages 12 & Up

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Program & Study Guide