Enloe student named finalist in thespian program

Posted May 11, 2011

— Enloe High School’s Morgan Richardson, a member of the Educational Theatre Association’s student honorary, the International Thespian Society, was named one of four finalists in the 2011 Thespian Playworks program.

Thespian Playworks is a playwriting and script-development program for high school students and takes place during the Thespian Festival, June 20-25, at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Each year, up to four finalists are invited to bring their scripts to the Thespian Festival, where they work with a professional director, a dramaturg (a working playwright who acts as script advisor and mentor), and a volunteer cast of actors to put the short plays up on their feet before a live audience.

“Most high school students never have the opportunity to bring a play to life for the first time. Plus, for a lot of these Playworks finalists, it’s their first experience being taken seriously as a writer. That opens up a whole world of possibilities for them," said Julie York Coppens, associate editor of Dramatics magazine.


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  • NC Reader May 18, 2011

    "We don't need artists, we need scientists."

    We need both. A world without scientists would never progress, and a world without artists would be intolerable.

  • Z Man May 18, 2011

    We don't need artists, we need scientists.

  • MarkNC May 18, 2011

    Support the arts.

  • Roland K. May 13, 2011

    love the arts. it's our only saving grace.

  • dwntwnboy May 12, 2011

    "Cut funding for all arts."- that would make us the Taliban. In ancient Greece, they spent more on art than on war and had a pretty good society going there for a long time. Maybe we could learn something from them.

  • westernwake1 May 12, 2011

    Congrats to Morgan on being named one of four finalists in the 2011 Thespian Playworks program.

  • Z Man May 11, 2011

    Cut funding for all arts.

  • dwntwnboy May 11, 2011

    Congrats!!! Always nice to hear the local folks doing good!! Enloe has a wonderful arts program and nice to see it recognized.