Young Playwrights Festival selects work by MCVTS student
A student at the Middlesex County Vocational and Technical
Schools was a winner in the 34th annual New Jersey Young Playwrights Festival.
Villanueva of Woodbridge, a senior in the School of the Arts on the MCVTS East
Brunswick Campus, was one of five winners in the high school category, chosen
by a panel of professionals from more than 450 entries.
marks the second consecutive year that an MCVTS student has won.
one-act play, “Packing,” focuses on two young friends, one African American and
one Latino, as one moves to a predominantly white neighborhood.
is determined, very creative and incredibly ambitious,” said Maria Aladren,
director of the theater program in the MCVTS School of the Arts.
in the Young Playwrights Festival receive the Governor’s Award, a one-year
membership in the Dramatists Guild, the professional playwrights’ union, and
will have their plays staged by a professional director with professional
actors in June. Michael’s play will be presented by Luna Stage, an Actors’
Equity theater company in West Orange.
is deciding on a college to attend and plans to focus on writing and directing.
Last year, “Visible” by MCVTS student Jessica Dell Beni was a winner in the Young
Playwrights Festival competition.
The MCVTS School of the
Arts, on the East Brunswick Campus, offers career majors in theater, dance,
digital filmmaking, graphic design/commercial art and illustration, and
multimedia art and design.
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