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Gabrielle Hoyt-Disick Of Bronx Wins Playwriting Competition

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Baker’s Plays proudly announces the winners and finalists of the nation-wide 2010 Baker’s Plays High School Playwriting Competition!

The winners were selected by the editorial staff to receive a monetary scholarship and publication of their title in the popular DRAMATIC DEBUTS series, Volume 3.

...And the 2010 winners are:

1st Place — HESPERIDES by Gabrielle Hoyt-Disick, Riverdale Country School, Bronx, NY

2nd Place — KEEPING COMPANY by Michael Bontatibus, Mercer Island High School, Mercer Island, WA

3rd Place — SO by Zoë Wilson, Ruben S. Ayala High School, Chino Hills, CA

It was a tough competition this year, and we are proud to also announce the finalists for 2010 (in alphabetical order by title):

THE DAY WE FOUND THE SPOON (AND THUS SAVED HUMANITY) by Samuel French,
Gibbs High School, St. Petersburg, FL

THE HUMAN HEART by Ben Ellentuck
The Calhoun School, New York, NY

MOON ON THE HORIZON by Elizabeth Frankel
Dwight-Englewood School, Englewood, NJ

REQUIEM by Samantha Berstler
Villa Walsh Academy, Morristown, NJ

SHADES OF LIGHT by Jared Elinger
Shorecrest Preparatory School, St. Petersburg, FL

Baker’s Plays has been an advocate for theater in schools for over one hundred years. In the spirit of that commitment, we offer this playwriting competition for High School students every year. Plays may be about any subject and of any length. It is our hope that this competition will encourage aspiring high school authors to explore the creative possibilities of writing for the stage.

Past Baker’s Plays High School Playwriting Competition winners include:

IF I WERE YOUR SUPERHERO by Laignee Barron
A FUNERAL FOR MITTENS by Samuel French
MAKING BABIES by Paxton Farrar

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