Working with the Vermont Young Playwrights' Project, Rock Point students have begun their journey toward writing and producing annual school plays. Students had the chance to work with local playwright Mary Beth McNulty for two full-day workshops this winter. In November they played acting games, learned the techniques of playwriting, and brainstormed ideas based on prompts from Mary Beth. Students left the workshop with the beginnings of their ten-minute plays in the works, and then worked with our English teacher, Abbey Baker, to make progress.
This week, they had their second workshop with Mary Beth, where they shared how the writing process is going, got feedback, and had the chance to hear their plays read aloud by their peers. Students will finish their plays in January, and then perform them for the public at Rock Point in February. Finally, in April, several of the plays will be performed by professional actors in the state-wide Vermont Young Playwrights' Festival at the Flynn Center. We are so grateful to be involved with the Vermont Young Playwrights, and look forward to putting on our plays!