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Dobama Theatre announces winners of Marilyn Bianchi Kids’ Playwriting Festival

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Selected plays will be produced June 6-8, 2014 and performed at Dobama Theatre at 2340 Lee Road in Cleveland Heights

Dobama Theatre has announced the winners of the 36th annual Marilyn Bianchi Kids’ Playwriting Festival. The selected winners will have their works produced in over four performances from Friday, June 6 to Sunday, June 8, 2014.

This year over 250 plays were submitted by children in grades 1-12 throughout the Cuyahoga County area. Those plays that have been selected will be produced by Dobama actors and designers. The result is three days of original storytelling, dialog and characters that have been created by children. The festival is dedicated to the memory of Marilyn Bianchi and encourages children to celebrate the joy of live theater.

2014 Marilyn Bianchi Kids‘ Playwriting Festival Winners

World War 3*
By Mitchell Reinhardt
First Grade
Roxboro Elementary
Cleveland Heights

Tara Meets the Fairies
By Laurel Buescher
Second Grade
Roxboro Elementary
Cleveland Heights

Wagit the Puppy
By Clara Lyford
Second Grade
Roxboro Elementary
Cleveland Heights

Did You Switch Bodies?*
By Lily Pinkerton
Third Grade
Ruffing Montessori
Cleveland Heights

The Wishes*
By Emma Blemaster
Fourth Grade
Laurel School
Shaker Heights

The Discovery
By Madison Wayt
Fourth Grade
Laurel School
Shaker Heights

My Dream With Obstacles
By Alyssa LePage
Fourth Grade
Richmond Heights Elementary School

Catching A Chizzabell
By Eryn Lawson
Fourth Grade
Boulevard Elementary
Cleveland Heights

A Thief, A Chief, A Liar*
By Maple Buescher
Fifth Grade
Roxboro Elementary
Cleveland Heights

Sweet Dreams and Nightmares*
By Ellie Rue\
Fifth Grade
Cleveland Montessori

A Teacher’s View*
By Dylan Saunders
Fifth Grade
North Royalton Middle School

The Stolen Necklace
By Lauren Devney
Fifth Grade
North Royalton Middle School

Unaccompanied Minors*
By Thomas Leyhew
Sixth Grade
North Royalton Middle School

Invaded*
By Joey Marousek
Sixth Grade
North Royalton Middle School

Time’s Up
By Colin Rush
Sixth Grade
North Royalton Middle School

The Hardships of Jasper Barnes
By Rachel Roberts
Seventh Grade
North Royalton Middle School

Rumors*
By Gracie Lyn Goodman
Eighth Grade
North Royalton Middle School

The Discovery
By Naman Shah
Eighth Grade
North Royalton Middle School

Rose
By Elise Squires
Eighth Grade
Homeschooled

The Humanities Are Dead*
By Aaron Berry Davis
Eleventh Grade
Benedictine High School

Leave It To The Professionals*
By Julianna White
Eleventh Grade
Shaker Heights High School

*denotes plays that will be fully produced at the 36th Marilyn Bianchi Kids’ Playwriting Festival

Ticket Info

Friday, June 6, 2014 features an opening night benefit at 7:30 p.m., Tickets are $25/each

The following performances are FREE and open to the public

Saturday June 7, 2014
2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, June 8
2:30 p.m.

Reservations for the June 6 Benefit can be made by calling the Box Office at (216) 932-3396 or by visiting dobama.org

Dobama Theatre is generously supported by many individual donors, and the following foundations and government agencies: The Cleveland Foundation, Cuyahoga Arts and Culture, The George Gund Foundation, The Milton and Tamar Maltz Family Foundation, Music and Drama Club, The David & Inez Myers Foundation, the Ohio Arts Council, and The Harry K. Fox and Emma R. Fox Charitable Foundation. Dobama Theatre is generously funded by Cuyahoga County residents through Cuyahoga Arts and Culture. The Ohio Arts Council helped fund this organization with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans.

Dobama Theatre’s mission is to premiere the best contemporary plays by established and emerging playwrights in professional productions of the highest quality. Through educational and outreach programming, Dobama Theatre nurtures the development of theatre artists and builds new audiences for the arts while provoking an examination of our contemporary world.

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