Goat in the Road Productions and Dillard University present their annual event, the Play/Write Showcase at Dillard Cook Theatre (2601 Gentilly Blvd). The Showcase is composed of 10 student plays written by 5 – 7th graders from New Orleans schools and presented by five local performance groups:
These companies’ adult performers will take the students’ words from the page to the stage, celebrating the work that all of the 215 students involved in the Play/Write program have done over the past year!
Tickets are $10 online or at the door.
This is GRP’s seventh year conducting Play/Write. The program consists of yearlong playwriting residencies conducted in six New Orleans schools: Renew Cultural Arts Academy (3128 Constance St.), St. Mary’s Academy (6905 Chef. Menteur Hwy), Success Preparatory Academy (2011 Bienville Ave.), The International School of Louisiana (1400 Camp St.), Young Audiences Charter School (1407 Virgil St.), and Warren Easton Charter High School (3019 Canal St.). 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.
To learn more about our Play/Write program, which is in six schools this year, visit our Play/Write page.