Producing the winning entries from the Neighborhood Play Contest
Festival of the Kid is a unique opportunity to support and celebrate our community’s next generation of writers and performers!
The 2023 Festival will be May 15-17, Monday-Wednesday
MONDAY, MAY 15
Young Voices 6pm & 8pm
Monday Night of Festival of the Kid features our youngest writers and performers: ages 6 to 12. Expect a delightful selection of scenes, monologues, and poems performed by 18 talented elementary and middle school students.
Directors: Aaron Knowles Dias and Lauren Riley
For all ages. Est. running time 25-35 minutes.
"In the Everything" by Clara Dean, FWAFA
"The Dentist" by Jonah Hicks, FWAFA
"If My Voice Could Travel" by Chloe Sehgal, Homeschool
"Get Out Of My Room!" by Alaiya Mays, FWAFA
"There Are No Small Parts" by Aria Mattera, FWAFA
"It's Just a Zit" by Geneva Gutierrez, FWAFA
"Test" by Rhylan Looney, FWAFA
"I Want to Believe" by Juneau Grundy, FWAFA
"The Worst Idea" by Yeaan Bang, TeSA
"The Accusation" by Soluna Viera, FWAFA
"Happy Birthday!" by Soluna Viera, FWAFA
Monday 5/15 is the only night of the Festival that is for all ages AND the only night to feature a special free performance at 7pm by the students of Stage West Musical Theatre Program! Please join us for that as well. No ticket necessary.
TUESDAY, MAY 16
Teen Voices 6pm & 8pm
Tuesday Night of Festival of the Kid features plays, monologues and scenes written and performed by talented local teens.
Directors: Dana Schultes, Tonya Wilson-Brown and Rob Bosquez
For ages 12 and up. Some mature content. Est. running time 40-50 minutes
"Goldfish Eulogy #1" by Tanmay Yaramachu, Fort Worth Country Day
"Seeing Stars" by Ava McCain, IM Terrell Academy - 10 minute play
"The Clock Keeps Turning" by Josephine Ayala, North Side High School
"Goldfish Eulogy #2" by Fiona Morris, Fort Worth Country Day
"Smells Like Capitalism" by Eowyn Lightbearer & Corban Littrel, Homeschool
"Goldfish Eulogy #3" by Chance Odom, Fort Worth Country Day
Untitled / “Alex” by Kiera Jolley, Byron Nelson High School
"Untitled" by Justin Chaney, Benbrook Middle School
"Goldfish Eulogy #4 by Viktor Harrington, Fort Worth Country Day
"The National Bird" by James Z Appleyard, Birdville High School
WEDNESDAY, MAY 17
Teen Voices 6pm & 8pm
Wednesday Night of Festival of the Kid is performed by the same teen ensemble as Tuesday night, but with a totally different line-up of original plays, scenes and monologues.
For ages 12 and up. Est. running time 40-50 minutes
"Quarter to Ten" by Olivia Stanley, Booker T. Washington
"Entitled Click" by Patiance Wiley, Booker T. Washington High School
"What is it Mother?" by Dulce Gaucin, North Side High School
"Upside Down" by Olivia Kersh, Fort Worth Country Day
"Not Like You, But Like Me" by Genesis Juarez, Fossil Ridge High School
"Our Life," by Juan Jaquez, North Side High School
"Friends" by Rylee Reisinger, Byron Nelson
"Suicide Squad" by Audrey Hunter, Booker T. Washington High School
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