June 14, 2010
CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, OH – Every year, the Marilyn Bianchi Kids’ Playwriting Festival of Dobama Theatre attracts students who like to write stories for the stage, and Noble and Oxford Elementary Schools have some winners. Jonah Jung and Ronan Karem from Noble, and Mayson Kalke from Oxford are winning playwrights in the festival. Ronan’s and Mayson’s plays are being produced.
Honorable mentions from Noble are Montreal Watkins, Chloe Birdsell, and Jayla Blackmon, and Isaiah Hamilton and Rhyan Qawwee-Husain from Oxford.
The winning playwrights receive a $100 U.S. Savings Bond. Out of the 21 winning plays, seven will be produced from the grades 1-8 entries and three of the high school plays will be produced for the night kitchen at the Dobama Kids’ Festival.
The Kids’ Playwriting Festival will take place at the new Dobama Theatre, 2340 Lee Road, in Cleveland Heights from June 17-19. For information, call 216-932-6838 or visit www.dobama.org.