Archive for 2016 Contest Winners

The First Night by Isabela Quintero

The First Night by Isabela Quintero

CAST OF CHARACTERS JOY, a romantically lost 24-year-old woman. WILLIAM, an extremely organized 24-year-old man. SETTINGS Joy’s bedroom. SCENE 1 AT RISE, we see JOY and WILLIAM. They are sitting across from each other on JOY’s bed. JOY’s blouse is off while WILLIAM is fully…

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Fire Mouth by  Gabrielle LeNae Randall

Fire Mouth by Gabrielle LeNae Randall

INT. COLLEGE SOPHOMORE CLASSROOM, MANHATTAN- DAY LOVELY is a renegade (19, African American, dark smooth skin). Both mysterious and misunderstood in a way that is rarely romanticized. She is confident, defiant, and deeply stoic. Dressed entirely in black, she’s sitting behind a desk in the…

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Real Hurt Street “Good Sauce” by Daniel Luis Ennab

Real Hurt Street “Good Sauce” by Daniel Luis Ennab

INT – ‘97 CHEVROLET – SUMMER DAY Abel, in the back of the car and little brother Rem, sitting passenger side next to Pops. Pops gives Rem a small cup of apple juice with a straw. Rem gradually takes the cup and looks up at…

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Black Enough by Madison Horne

Black Enough by Madison Horne

As a light-skinned biracial girl, fitting into the racial structures in our society has always been tricky for me. I never really considered myself to fit in as white or black. There seemed to be these two groups that I didn’t really fit into and…

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Violence In Art: A Matter Of Ethics? by Joshua Rhule

Violence In Art: A Matter Of Ethics? by Joshua Rhule

When abstracted, even violent imagery can be beautiful. However, that leads to the controversy of whether or not violence in art is an ethical matter. Artists should be concerned with ethics when using violent images in art. There are many things to consider when portraying…

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A Deconstruction Of David Mamet’s Translations Of Chekhov’s Greatest Works by Erica Ripperger

A Deconstruction Of David Mamet’s Translations Of Chekhov’s Greatest Works by Erica Ripperger

Theatre is a personal means of expression that provokes an immediate emotional response. It transcends language, culture, and class. It instigates social and political change. Theatre is able to do this on a global scale when it is available to a broad audience. Translations allow…

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A Place In The Choir by Evan Decarlo

A Place In The Choir by Evan Decarlo

Mr. Gill smells like soap. Not in a bad way, you understand; Mr. Gill does not smell like soap in the same way a public bathroom does. Rather, he smells like one of those expensive bars of soap, the kind that comes in a little…

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The Voice Of Autumn by Alexandra Boodram

The Voice Of Autumn by Alexandra Boodram

The autumn leaves fall. In their fire a life breathes, And unveils their lies. The carefully thought out letters on the parchment ring in the new season of damp air and fire in the trees. They passionately burn against the deep blue of the daytime…

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 Stein’s Intermission by Emily Jacoby

 Stein’s Intermission by Emily Jacoby

Sophia was one of three. She would always be one of three unless she became one of two, but then she would not be Sophia anymore she would be Nevada. Nevada lived in the south of France and sang at small bars even though she…

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Clogging The Drain by Madison Horne

Clogging The Drain by Madison Horne

“Hello?” My friend had called me that night, as I was finishing dinner with my family. “Just give me a second,” I told her. I motioned to my mother that I was excusing myself. My mother looked disappointed. Family dinner was always something she had…

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