Neighborhood Play Contest Winners Announced

Thank you for your participation in Stage West's annual contest for kids! We received 576 submissions from 23 schools this year! 

Congratulations to all who submitted. In our hearts, every participant is a winner. We encourage you to continue to create and write. Your stories matter!

Below you will find the winning pieces from the contest that will be produced in our annual Festival of the Kid 2022. Honorable Mention finalists are also listed below. While the Honorable Mention pieces will not be performed, we want to acknowledge the high quality of their writing abilities and content.

This year's Festival will take place on May 16, 17, and 18. Come audition! Auditions are February 26th by timeslot sign-up. Email Tonya [at] if you are interested in an audition spot. Students from ages 12-18 are welcome to audition to be a part of bringing these amazing stories to life. 

Winners whose submissions will be performed at the Festival:

Riverside Middle School: 

Dance by Mily Enciso Hernendez

I am a Girl by Angela Arriaga

You're So Pretty by Alyssa Morales 

I Can't Believe He is Staring at Me by Alyssa Morales


Carter-Riverside High School: 

Time by Brenda Tovar 


North Side High School: 

American Girl by Sileana Guardado

A World Inside the Screen by Julybeth Enriquez


Birdville High School: 

The Boy Who Cried I Am by Mason Lassiter 

It Will Change You by Jackson Strange 


Booker T Washington High School: 

Signing Off by Olivia Stanley 

Bottle Episode by Olivia Stanley

Spork by Brock Elliott 

Fame by Hayden Elliott 

John Cusack is For Dead People Too by Ellie Coffee


Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts: 

Let the Holidays Begin! by Silvia Ho 

Stage Fright In a Nutshell by Julian Morales


Byron Nelson High School: 

Who I Am by Lauryn Wettengel 


Fort Worth Country Day School: 

Sleep by Olivia Kersh 


Caprock Elementary: 

What if Aliens Came to Earth by Lily Janda


Parkview Elementary: 

Battle of the Fries by Samuel Jungli 


Independence Elementary: 

Good Luck by Ian Martinez 


Nimitz High School: 

To Be In Love by Alexandria McCoy


Honorable Mentions:

(the Honorable Mention pieces will not be performed at the festival but will receive a certificate)

The Universe by Sovia Tran - Benbrook MS and HS 

The Ballad of Marisol by Alberto Collazo - South Garland High School 

A Moment in the Sunset by Leo Pierce  - Birdville High School 

Fictional Prose by Kimberly Carillo - North Side High School 


America Is Me by Evelyn Vo, Olivia Vo, and Ava Vo - E.L. Kent Elementary 


Outward by Lena Zimmerman - Eduardo Mata Montessori School 


Alien Afterlife by Kasandra Burgos - Carter-Riverside High School 


Pocket Full of Posies by Ava McCain and Q Thomas - IM Terrell High School 


My Half Baked Words by Madison Barrett - Byron Nelson High School 


If We Were Honest by Nicole Lynch - Byron Nelson High School 


La Broma a mi hermana estrella by Lucero Sánchez, Caprock Elementary


Stuck in an Elevator by Peyton Bess - Caprock Elementary 


The 13 O'Clock News by Sarah Howell -Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts


The Amazing Adventures of Man-Spider by Maddox Maese - Country Place Elementary School 


If Target was Against Walmart, Silvia Ho - Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts


Grief Counseling by Alexandria McCoy - Nimitz High School 


Down the Chimney by Peyton Holmes - Ridglea Hills Elementary School 


The Amazing Adventures of Man-Spider by Maddox Maese

Monday, February 8, 2021