Preview: Student work in Playwrights' Festival proves relatable, profound

Preview: Student work in Playwrights' Festival proves relatable, profound

The Newtonite

pwby Maya Abou-Rizk
It’s as if you are reading a bunch of short stories, all selected from a national bestselling author, only you are really watching eight short plays, all selected and directed by Theatre Ink students.
Theatre Ink proudly presents its Seventh Annual Playwrights’ Festival directed by junior Peter Diamond and senior Dan Minahan. The festival will include eight completely different short plays, written by students from this school, and will run June 4 to 6 at 7:30 p.m. in the Little Theater.
“Everything is done by the students,” said Minahan. “They write, perform, direct, and produce the plays.”
The shows will include a variety, ranging from “comedies about a British royal family” to “an abusive relationship drama,” according to Minahan.
Every writer submitted a piece into this festival that meant something to them personally, Minahan explained. “Every show is more relatable and profound because they are written from these people’s lives, experiences and minds.”