My one-act “Follow the Money: A Modern-Day Fairy Tale” won first place on June 23 in the 13th annual New Voice Play Festival at the Old Opera House Theatre in Charles Town, West Virginia.
Four scripts out of 85 were chosen for production; then the audience voted each night on their favorites, with the winner announced after Sunday’s finale.
Here’s some information on the script and how it came to be entered in the festival here.
The Journal, the daily newspaper in Martinsburg, W.Va., made the festival the cover story of its weekly entertainment section.
More photos below:
And here’s the release from the theatre:
The Old Opera House is proud to announce the winners of the 13th Annual New Voice Play Festival. (Pictures of each cast are attached)
Golden Curtain Winner
Follow the Money: A Modern Day Fairy Tale
by Dwayne Yancey – Fincastle, VA
Directed by Beth Brackett
Karen Paone as the Tooth Fairy
Tyler Panzarella as Sheldon
Will Heyser as the Sandman
Amy Hebb as Fairy God Mother
John-Michael Rolnick as Henchman #1
Craig Sours as Henchman #2
Silver Stage Winner
by J. C. Svec – Clark, NJ
Directed by Ed Conn
Comedy: The Understudy is a heartwarming story about a father who arrives at school in place of his daughter who is staying at home because she has a 24-hour “bug”. Will the teacher let him stay? Has he learned his lines and blocking? Will he be a suitable replacement? This will surely teach you a lesson in love and understanding.
Christine Brewer as Miss Lemon
Steven Brewer as Mr. Evans
by Chuck Smith – Woodbridge, VA
Directed by Shannon Potter
Comedy: After losing his girlfriend Jane, Paul decides to visit psychic Zandra in order to find some closure for his heartache. Through the laughs, tears and utter confusion of the encounter Paul is able to embrace “that loving feeling” once again.
Cari Hupke as Zandra
Heather Mae Wilson as Jane
James Wright as Doug
Reports of a Home Invasion
by Andrew Ade – New Wilmington, PA
Directed by Meaghan Barry
A mystery/thriller: The police have been called when an intruder breaks into the home of local residents. The husband and wife are visibly upset, and tell the story of the break-in. But as each version of story is told, each version is different, leaving the officers question the truth. What lies beneath the lies is menacing, and will the police find the truth?
Michael Stiles as Del
Sandra DeRocha as Bobbie
Jeanne Moore as Kenny
David Tobias as Newcomb
David Tobias as Intruder #1
Cari Hupke as Intruder #2
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