Happy New Year everyone! A challenge I have for all students in 2014 is to get more involved in your communities! I’m going to pledge to visit a museum at least once a month and volunteer once a month as well. I’m expecting big things from you all this year and I have a special event to get you started:
At the Arden Theatre Company on January 15th 2014 at 8:00 pm is the pre-premiere of the play Water by the Spoonful. This exclusive performance is “pay what you can” and all money will go directly toward the Philadelphia Young Playwrights. This play was written by Quiara Alegría Hudes and directed by Lucie Tiberghien. It will be performed on the Arcadia stage at the Arden and is your first chance to see it before it premieres to the general press and public. For more info about the play and to learn more about Philadelphia Young Playwrights, visit http://www.phillyyoungplaywrights.org/
Ms. Quiara Hudes is a graduate of Central High School, an alum of the Philadelphia Playwrights and won the annual festival with her play My Dreams About Girls back in 1993. She also won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Water by the Spoonful. She is a magnificent writer and since then has gone on to do many great things, including winning numerous pulitzer prizes for her plays and having them performed across America. She graduated from the Philadelphia school district and went onto to pursue degrees at Brown and Yale University. She’s won numerous awards and honors and in Chicago the Mayor Rahm Emmanuel announced April 27, 2013 as “Quiara Hudes Day”. I am proud to say that such an exceptional writer and artist came from our city and believe that this is definitely an opportunity worth pursuing.
This post was written by Asia Kaiser, a STAMP Teen Council member. Asia attends J.R. Masterman School.