About the Book
More than fifty new plays have been developed and presented by the Scirocco/MAP Manitoba High School Playwriting Competition to date. This collection will give you a sample of what teenage playwrights have been thinking, dreaming, and writing about over the past ten years. You’ll see: suicide, love, prejudice, death, poverty, drug addiction, bad parents, psychotherapy, first dates, dumb mistakes, professional hockey, famous dead people–and more! From laugh-out-loud comedies to serious, angry, social dramas, there’s something for everyone here. Whether you are looking for a short play to produce at your school, festival, or theatre–or you just want to get a glimpse into the minds of aspiring young writers, I Was A Teenage Playwright is your ticket to drama that is young, vibrant, edgy, exciting, and never restrained by the regulations and expectations of a grown up theatre world. Read it if you dare!
About the Editor
Angus Kohm was the founding producer of the Scirocco Drama Manitoba High School Playwriting Competition, during which time he developed over sixty new plays by teenaged writers. As a playwright, he has been produced across Canada and in the U.S., including twice Off-Off-Broadway in New York. Most recently Angus has been writing for television. As a screenwriter/director, he has worked on several independent films, as well as on a pilot for CBC Television.