Tuesday, May 24, 2016

2016 Young Playwrights Festival ReportStudio Theater

Sister Cities Association of Sarasota

May 18-23, 2016

2016 Young Playwrights Festival Report

The International Winners:

Naom Drori, Tel Mond, Israel
Living Together

Tatyana Chebotar, Vladimir, Russia
Part of My Soul

Gregor Morgan & Hamish Wood, Dunfermline, Scotland
Lost in London

The delegates from Scotland and Tel Mond arrived on Wednesday, May 18. Unfortunately Tatyana and her teacher Galina were unable to attend at the
last minute due to financial difficulties with Tatyana’s family.

The 2 Scottish boys, Gregor Morgan and Hamish Wood were accompanied by their teacher Mrs. Angela Malcolm. The young girl from Tel Mond, Naom Drori was chaperoned by her father, Eitan Drori.

The Scottish delegates were lodged at the Courtyard Marriott near the Sarasota Bradenton Airport according to UK requirements. The Tel Mond delegates were hosted by the Court family in Bradenton.

Program details are listed below:

Thursday, May 19
Embracing Our Differences/ SC Tree Walk 10:00-11:30am
Meet at 9:45 at the arch (Bayfront & Ringling)
DOCENT: Sarah Wertheimer
Lunch: O’Leary’s
Afternoon: Selby Gardens 1:15 to 3:30
Evening: Dinner at Philippi Creek Oyster Bar 6:30 to 8:30 pm


Friday, May 20
Morning: Backstage tour of FST 9:30 – 10:00 am
Visit with Vice Mayor Suzanne Atwell, City Hall 10:15 – 11:15
Meet at 9:15 behind the Keating Theater
Lunch: Mattison’s City Grille
Afternoon: Jungle Gardens 1:00 to 3:30 pm
Rest of day FREE for individual activities



Saturday, May 21 – FESTIVAL DAY
9:30 am Registration Keating Theater Terrace
10:00 am SEVEN UP performance Keating Theater
11:00 am Reception for Honored Educators at Court Cabaret
11:00 – 11:45 Box lunches for winners, hosts and guests
12:00 pm UNDER SIX performance Keating Theater
2:00 pm AWARD CEREMONY Gompertz Theater
Food and beverages available at concession stand
Evening: Siesta Beach 5:00 pm to sunset


Sunday, May 22
Morning: Mote Marine tours-Morning Rounds 8:30 am Bay Explorer Boat 11:00 -12:45 pm
Lunch: Salty Dog
Afternoon: Rest/free time
Evening Le Barge Sunset Cruise – meet at dockside 6:30 pm
Food and beverages available on board

Monday, May 23 DEPARTURE DAY


Transfers to airport