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2018 Showcase

2018 Play/Write Showcase
Monday, May 14 at 7 pm
Dillard University's Cook Theatre
(2601 Gentilly Blvd.)

The Showcase is composed of 11 student plays written by 5 – 6th graders from New Orleans schools and presented by six local performance groups: 

Dancing Grounds  
Dillard Players Guild
KM Dance Project   
Intramural Theater
Southern Rep
Nari Tomasetti

These companies’ adult performers will take the students’ words from the page to the stage, celebrating the work that all of the 300 students involved in the Play/Write program have done over the past year! This year's participating Play/Write schools:

The International School of Louisiana (1400 Camp St.)
Success Preparatory Academy (2011 Bienville St.)
St. Mary's Academy (6905 Chef Menteur Hwy.)
Warren Easton High School (3019 Canal St.) - new this year!
Young Audiences Charter School (1407 Virgil St.) - new this year!


This is GRP’s eighth year conducting Play/Write. The program consists of yearlong playwriting residencies. During these residencies, each student writes an original play, 10 of which are chosen for the Showcase. This event creates a direct relationship between writing dramatic scripts in the classroom and the real world application of that writing: a theatre production. In addition to the evening performance that is open to the public, the students will come to Dillard University’s Cook Theatre on the same day for a 10 am matinee performance. Every student will receive a formatted and professionally printed copy of his/her play.


Play/Write 2017 - 18 is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New Orleans Theatre Association, the GPOA Foundation, the Starseed Foundation, and the Pavy-Deblois Foundation. It is also supported by a grant from Cox Communications & the New Orleans City Council, as well as a Community Arts Grant made possible by the City of New Orleans and a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council, both of which are administered by the Arts Council of New Orleans.