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Youth Playwrights Tackle Teamwork in the “Sports Plays”

(Providence, RI) The Manton Avenue Project (MAP) is proud to announce our next play festival of original works by nine young Olneyville playwrights aged 9-16. “Go Team: the sports plays” will be presented at AS220’s 95 Empire theatre from July 30th – August 2nd, 7pm on Thursday and Friday, and 2pm on Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are pay-what-you-can, reservations are encouraged, and donations are appreciated.

After a week of classes at our Olneyville Clubhouse, nine young playwrights and their adult acting/dramaturgy partners travelled to Camp Ogontz near Littleton, New Hampshire, for a four-day playwriting retreat in the White Mountains. The plays are about teamwork and competition, and the conflicts that can arise, and ultimately the friendships that are strengthened, through sports. Each play deals with a different type of sport, from ice-skating to soccer, cheerleading to kickball. The playwrights are acting alongside their adult partners in these funny, brilliant, and heartwarming ten-minute plays. The festival will be hosted and emceed by MAP’s own Teen Voices Project. This is a summer show not to be missed!

The Manton Avenue Project is a non-profit organization that unites Olneyville children with local theater professionals to create original plays together. The Manton Avenue Project’s mission is to nurture the unique potential of kids living in Olneyville by unleashing their creative voices. All of MAP’s out-of-school time programs are focused on playwriting education, mentorship, and bringing kids’ voices to the stage.

For more information, call (401) 331-7007 or email: Info@mantonavenueproject.org, or visit MAP online at www.mantonavenueproject.org.

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