Sterling, VA (June 1, 2015) – Isabella Pineo, a senior at Park View High School, has been named a winner in this year’s New Voices for the Theater playwriting competition.
Pineo wrote her play as an assignment in her creative writing class and members of her class helped her to revise her work. She is one of eight contest winners who will take part in a residency program in Richmond.
The New Voices for the Theater playwriting competition provides an opportunity for Virginia students to work closely with professional theatre artists during a two-week residency designed to help them bring their original one-act plays to life on the stage. The residency is an intensive workshop experience geared towards enhancing and developing the writing talents of the chosen playwrights. The program requires attention to detail, a willingness to work hard and a commitment to daily homework writing and reading assignments. Students are guided by a nationally recognized playwright-in-residence and other theatre professionals. They spend the two weeks taking classes and revising their winning play as well as taking trips to theater productions, museums, and other activities of interest.
The likely highlight of Pineo’s two-week stay in Richmond will be a stage reading of her play performed by professional actors.