Friday, April 29, 2011

LHS Drama Student Kyla Wingrove-Haugland will be at O'Neill Festival this May

Kyla Wingrove-Haugland (in fez) practicing for her role as the miser Gerante
in the upcoming production of SCAPIN with Melissa Billing as Nerine.
LHS Drama is very proud to announce that Kyla Wingrove-Haugland will be representing Ledyard with a short play included in The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's 6th Annual Young Playwrights Festival.  The student festival is modeled on the O'Neill's National Playwrights Conference dedicated to new works for the stage.  A presentation of the plays on May 8 at 5 PM is free and open to the public.  Kyla originally wrote this piece for the LHS Drama project 6 IMPOSSIBLE THINGS BEFORE BREAKFAST.

This year's line-up of works were chosen for development from among 109 submissions:

The End by Alma Doran, Fitch Senior High School;
Elevator by Brianna Matava, Rockville High School;
Facebook World by Sarah Riemann, Clark Lane Middle School;
Notebook by Kevin Schlink, Waterford High School;
The Truck Stop by Kyla Wingrove-Haugland, Ledyard High School

During the Young Playwrights Festival, student playwrights spend two days working collaboratively with a professional creative team consisting of a director, dramaturg, and actors to explore, revise and develop their plays, bringing their written words to life.  The Festival will culminate with a script-in-hand public reading of the students' work at 5:00 pm on Sunday, May 8 in the Dina Merrill Theater, Eugene O'Neill Theater Center, 305 Great Neck Road, Waterford; the performance is free and open to the public.

INFO: or e-mail Sophia Chapadjiev, Festival Director, at

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