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Here's what is featured in this edition of Plot Line:
:: Announcing the winners of the 2016 California Young Playwrights Contest!
:: Fall Recollections Workshop
:: Janet Tiger: 2016 Creative Catalyst Grantee
:: Upcoming Scripteasers Reading
:: Congratulations, Kathy!
Announcing the winners of the 2016 California Young Playwrights Contest! 
From left to right: Matthew Maceda of The Dumping Ground, Cassandra Hsiao of Supermarket of Lost, Katie Taylor of Pros and Cons, Eliana Dunn of Hackathon, Minh-Son Tran and Samantha Rafter of A Play on Words, and Absinthe McDonald of Turtle on a Rock. 

Recommended for Ages 11+

Supermarket of Lost
By Cassandra Hsiao 
Age 16, Walnut 
Directed by George Yé
In a cosmic warehouse, what will you trade for the treasures you've lost?

By Eliana Dunn 
Age 16, Pacifica
Directed by George Yé
A satire set in Silicon Valley asks: can an app really change the world?

Turtle on a Rock
By Absinthe McDonald
Age 12, San Diego
Directed by Erika Beth Phillips 
A singing turtle plans a journey to find his purpose.
Recommended for Ages 16+

The Dumping Ground
By Matthew Maceda 
Age 17, Rancho Peñasquitos
Directed by Monique Gaffney 
Yes or no? You won't know until you ask, but love is not a PROMise.

Pros and Cons
By Katie Taylor 
Age 18, Woodlake 
Directed by Phil Johnson 
A comedy about seeing the best in people, even when they're ex-cons!

A Play on Words
By Minh-Son Tran and Samantha Rafter
Ages 13 & 14, San Diego
Directed by Erika Beth Phillips 
Animated school supplies suffer existential crises over spring break.

More information about Plays by Young Writers Festival 2017 can be found at (Links to purchase tickets will be added to this page shortly- you may call (858) 384-2970 
or email write@playwrights to reserve your seat today!) 

Playwrights Project and Janet Tiger: 2016 Creative Catalyst Grant 

Janet Tiger and her father
Playwrights Project is honored to be a sponsor for Janet Tiger's Caregivers Anonymous thanks to The San Diego Foundation's Creative Catalyst grant.

Janet Tiger is an award-winning playwright whose plays and monologues have been produced internationally and published in anthologies in the U.S., Canada and the U.K. Additionally, Janet worked as a teaching artist for Playwrights Project early in its history and has thus been a long time friend of our organization. This upcoming project, Caregivers Anonymous - will be a unique theatrical experience illuminating caregiving as a valuable element of our society, designed to entertain as well as to be a catalyst for change. You can read more about The San Diego Foundation's Creative Catalyst grant and this year's awardees here and here.
Scripteasers this Friday, October 7th at 7:30 PM

Left to right: Janet Tiger, Vince Ripol, and Roy Sekigahama  

The Scripteasers will read the Script Tease of Short Plays Honorable Mention Scripts by Jon Bromfield, Liz Silverman (former Playwrights Project Office Manager), and Janet S. Tiger on Friday, October 7, at 7:30 p.m. The readings take place at 3404 Hawk St., San Diego, 92103. For more details, click here.  

Pictured above are the prize-winning playwrights of Scripteaser's 2016 "Script Tease of Short Plays" Competition. Janet Tiger (as named above) is the recipient of a 2016 Creative Catalyst grant sponsored by The San Diego Foundation in partnership with Playwrights Project. Vince Ripol has served as a letter writer for Playwrights Project's California Young Playwrights Contest  both this past year and last. Roy Sekigahama wrote his prize-winning script Face the Music this past Spring in a Playwrights Project Recollections workshop led by founder, Deborah Salzer. (See above for information to enroll in our Fall cycle of Recollections!)

Playwrights Project Board President Kathy Aarons just debuted her newest novel Behind Chocolate Bars (of the nationally bestselling Chocolate Covered Mystery series).

In Behind Chocolate Bars, best friends and business partners Michelle and Erica have a monstrous to-do list as they prepare for the annual West Riverdale Halloween Festival. However, when one of their volunteers winds up in trouble after a woman's body is found in an abandoned house-with the teen's superhero key ring close by, the two friends must go door-to-door if they hope to unmask a killer...
We can't wait to read the rest! Congratulations, Kathy, and thank you for always recognizing your connection with Playwrights Project. It's an honor, and we're so proud of you!
Click here to visit Kathy's website, and click here to purchase Behind Chocolate Bars.

Our Sponsors  
Anonymous, Balboa Park Kiwanis Foundation, City of Carlsbad's Cultural Arts Office, Current Wisdom Foundation, City of Encinitas and Mizel Family Foundation Community Grant Program, Community Service Association, San Diego Unified School District, Michael Ehrenfeld Insurance Company, The Samuel I. & John Henry Fox Foundation, Sidney E. Frank Foundation, Gold Diggers, Kinder Morgan, Kiwanis Club of La Jolla, Kiwanis Club of Old San Diego, The Sheila and Jeffrey Lipinsky Family Fund, Macy's, Mira Mesa Self Storage, Nordson Corporation Foundation, The Parker Foundation, The Arthur and Jeanette Pratt Memorial Fund, Allison and Robert Price Family Foundation Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation, San Diego County Board of Supervisors Community Enhancement Program, The Creative Catalyst Fund of The San Diego Foundation, Sempra Energy Foundation, Torrey Pines Bank, Patricia and Christopher Weil Family Foundation, Mandell Weiss Charitable Trust, Gary & Mary West Foundation

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