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California Young Playwrights Contest Winner–Devyn Krevat

on February 24, 2014

Devyn Krevat

Devyn Krevat won a staged reading of her first play The Case of the Missing Pencil Tips in 2007 when she was in sixth grade. Now a senior at Canyon Crest Academy, she’s done it again. This time Devyn’s play Fairy Tale will receive a full production. In this smart and humorous tale, we see what happens when a narrator fights for control as the characters hijack his story and these traditional fairy tale characters defy their prescribed roles.

How did you first get involved with writing?

I’ve been writing as long as I can remember, but my first encounter with playwriting was in fifth grade. The Playwrights Project came to my school and did a week-long workshop that culminated in a reading of our work. I wrote The Case of the Missing Pencil Tips and entered and won a staged reading in the thirteen and under category.

How did you come up with the idea of your script?

I wrote the first draft of the script at a three-week playwriting intensive at Stanford’s EPGY program. We were writing ten minute plays based off characters we’d brainstormed. I had the idea to write a play about a narrator who couldn’t control his characters, which led to “Fairy Tale”.

What themes are involved in your piece?

My play deals with figuring out your place in your story, either in breaking out of the confines of what you think you have to do or discovering what your true role is.

What is the message you hope the audience takes away with them?

You have the power to change your role in your story.

Do you plan to continue writing?

Absolutely! I’m planning on studying dramatic writing in college (along with mathematics).

What do you want to be when you grow up?

I’m not quite sure, but I know whatever I end up doing, I’ll always want to be involved in theatre.

For more information, or to purchase tickets for the Plays by Young Writers festival, visit http://www.playwrightsproject.org/PBYW or call (858) 384-2970. To find out more about the California Young Playwrights Contest, visit http://www.playwrightsproject.org/contest.htm.

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