Festival of the Kid

Festival of the Kid produces the winning entries from our annual Neighborhood Play Contest every Spring. The pieces are written by K-12 students, performed by area teens, and directed by seasoned theatre professionals. 

Performance dates are May 16, 17, & 18 of 2022. We will have two shows each evening - 6:30pm and 8:15pm.

Tickets on sale now! Ticket prices are $10 for adults and $5 for students under 12 years old. A three-day festival pass for patrons 12 and older will be available for $20. 

*Season ticket holders get in free for all performances.* 

Monday, May 16th (all audiences): 

If Target Was Against Walmart, by Silvia Ho, Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts 

Stage Fright in a Nutshell, by Julian Morales, Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts 

What If Aliens Came To Earth, by Lily Janda, Caprock Elementary School 

Good Luck, by Ian Martinez, Independence Elementary School 

Battle of the Fries, by Samuel Jungli, Parkview Elementary School 

Fictional Prose, by Kimberly Carrillo, North Side High School 

Time, by Brenda Tovar, Carter Riverside High School 

Spork, by Brock Elliott, Booker T. Washington High School 

The World Inside the Screen, by JulyBeth Enriquez, North Side High School 

Signing Off, Olivia Stanley, Booker T. Washington High School 

Tuesday, May 17th (ages 12 and up recommended): 

Let the Holidays Begin!, by Silvia Ho, Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts 

American Girl, by Sileana Guardado, North Side High School 

Fame, by Hayden Elliott, Booker T. Washington High School 

It Will Change You, by Jackson Strange, Birdville High School 

John Cusack is for Dead People Too, by Ellie Coffee, Booker T. Washington High School 

Wednesday, May 18th (ages 12 and up recommended): 

I Cant Believe He is Staring at Me, by Alyssa Morales, Riverside Middle School 

A Poem, by Analie Alonso Landeros, Riverside Middle School 

I am a Girl, by Angela Arriaga, Riverside Middle School 

Dance, by Mily Enciso Hernandez, Riverside Middle School 

You're So Pretty, by Alyssa Morales, Riverside Middle School 

Who I Am, by Lauryn Wettengel, Byron Nelson High School 

Sleep, by Olivia Kersh, Fort Worth Country Day School 

To Be In Love, by Alexandria McCoy, Nimitz High School 

Bottle Episode, by Olivia Stanley, Booker T. Washington High School 

The Boy Who Cried I Am, by Mason Lassiter, Birdville High School 


Reach out to Development Director, Tonya Wilson-Brown at Tonya [at] stagewest.org if you have additional questions. 

Get a glimpse into the minds of today's kids at this one-of-a-kind play festival!