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California Young Playwrights Contest Winner–Jerusha Israel

on December 2, 2014

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Playwrights Project will produce its 30th annual festival of Plays by Young Writers at The Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre in the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center at The Old Globe on January 22 – February 1, 2015. The festival will feature winning scripts from its California Young Playwrights Contest for ages 18 and under.

Contest winners were selected from 581 plays submitted by students from across the state. Four scripts will receive full professional productions, and four scripts will receive staged readings in this highly regarded festival of new voices.

Jerusha Israel

Jerusha Israel

She Remembers

by Jerusha Israel

Age 13, Rancho Peñasquitos

Directed by Derek Livingston

In She Remembers by Jerusha Israel, an 80-year-old woman questions the meaning of life when her lifelong friend’s memory fades. Jerusha took part in a playwriting program at Black Mountain Middle School led by Wendy Waddell.  Plays by Young Writers alumna Rachael VanWormer is serving as Jerusha’s writing mentor/dramaturg.

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

I came up with the idea of my script to express what I felt during the last few days of middle school.

What themes are involved in your piece?

The main theme of my play is that God has a reason for everything.

Do you plan to continue writing?

I do not know if I plan to continue writing.

What do you want to be when you grow up?

I want to be in the medical field when I grow up.

For more information and reservations, please contact Playwrights Project at (858) 384-2970 or write@playwrightsproject.org. Visit http://www.playwrightsproject.org.

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One response to “California Young Playwrights Contest Winner–Jerusha Israel

  1. […] In She Remembers by Jerusha Israel, an 80-year-old woman questions the meaning of life, when her lifelong friend’s memory fades. Jerusha took part in a playwriting program at Black Mountain Middle School led by Wendy Waddell. https://sandiegoplaywrights.wordpress.com/2014/12/02/california-young-playwrights-contest-winner-jer… […]

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