Young Playwrights' Theater (YPT) has announced that Savannah Miller '21 and Adanna Paul are the first two young playwrights selected to participate in YPT's 2020-21 Young Playwrights in Progress new-play development program.
Savannah Miller's original play The House follows two brothers coming to terms with their family history during the sale of their childhood home. The play received a staged reading at Dartmouth College in 2018 and will have public readings on Feb. 1 and May 3, 2021. Miller (she/her) is a theatre major and English and Russian double minor at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire. She has had three original plays presented through the Dartmouth College Department of Theater: The House (Eleanor Frost Playwriting Contest Winner, 2018), Trivia Champion (2019), and Little Circles (Eleanor Frost Playwriting Contest Winner, 2020). After Dartmouth, Miller plans to attend graduate school for playwriting and pursue a career as a writer and arts educator.
The playwrights, selected from submissions throughout D.C., Maryland, and Virginia, will receive monthly script advising from YPT artistic director Farah Lawal Harris and two virtual workshop readings, the first on Feb. 1-2, 2021 and the second on May 3-4, 2021. Free tickets to the readings can be reserved online.
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