Young Playwrights for Change – winner!

Young Playwrights for Change

Last fall we announced the Young Playwrights for Change competition and now we're excited to bring you our winner and runners up!

From Rosemary Newcott, the Sally G. Tomlinson Artistic Director of Theatre for Youth & Families:

I am proud to announce the Alliance winner of the national Young Playwrights for Change: The Anti-Bully Project. This 10-minute play competition is a nationwide contest for middle school students, jointly sponsored by TYA/USA and AATE. Our winner's play has been submitted to the national organization and will be published in an anthology of the winning entries. If our entry wins first place on the national level, the play will be workshopped at The New Visions New Voices Festival at the Kennedy Center in May.

First place winner

Anna Lomsadze, 8th grade at Inman Middle School
A Little Push

Runners up

Ninti Wheat, 8th grade at Counterpane School
Flawed Beautiful People

Alise Crittendon, 8th grade at Luke Garrett Middle School
Friendly Fire

Caroline Caden, 8th grade at Lovinggood Middle School
Plan C

Noah T. Smith, 6th grade (home schooled)
A Doughy Tale



Our readers/selection committee included:

  • Neeley Gossett
  • Valetta Anderson
  • Michele Mummert
  • Amanda Williams
  • Rosemary Newcott




We've officially hit summer here in Atlanta, and while temperatures are rising outside, we're staging the hottest dance party inside: The Dancing Granny. But with all there is to do this season, why should you grab the kids and come see the show?

A little known fact about the Alliance?
"We are the largest producing theatre in Georgia and if you break out our education department and its shows, that would be the second."

What is your hope for the future?
"For myself, I want to be happy. Motivation to succeed. For humanity, I wish for there to be more understanding, without disregard or hate."



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