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. 

The 2022 Festival of the Kid featured: 

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 Education Director, Aaron Dias, for more information on this coming year's Festival of the Kid - education [at] stagewest.org

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