Carmel Valley resident’s play to highlight Playwrights Project festival at Lyceum Theater
Playwrights Project is proud to produce its 26th season of “Plays by Young Writers,” featuring winning scripts from its statewide playwriting contest. This year’s festival adds a new twist — Plays by Young Writers will rotate with a full production of a play from another of Playwrights Project’s programs — Telling Stories: Giving Voice to Foster Youth. The new play, titled “Switch,” is a multi-faceted exploration of the changes which constantly surround youth and adults involved in the foster care system. Playwrights Project commissioned professional playwright and Carmel Valley resident Lisa Kirazian to write “Switch.”
Kirazian began her playwriting career as a teenager, when she won Playwrights Project’s contest in 1988 with Not What the Doctor Ordered. Since then, seven of her plays have been produced and two published. She has been a full-time freelance writer for 13 years and is currently the organization’s board president. An earlier commission by Kirazian (Soul Fire, 2004) was part of the inspiration for the new Telling Stories: Giving Voice to Foster Youth play.
The festival will take center stage at the Lyceum Theatre, from April 1-10. For more information and to buy tickets, visit www.lyceumevents.org.
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