Tel Mond Student’s Play Performed at FST

Photo Caption: (left to right) Eitan Drori, Naom Drori, Marlies Gluck (SCAS City Director for Tel Mond), Marianna Janz-Wecke (SCAS President)

Tel Mond Student’s Play Performed at Florida State Theaters

Each year Florida Studio Theatre hosts the Young Playwrights Festival honoring the winners of their Write-A-Play contest. On May 21, 2016 one young girl from Tel Mond, Israel and two young boys from Dunfermline, Scotland were presented with certificates and medals. A third Sister City winner from Vladimir, Russia was unable to travel to Sarasota for the Festival. 

These winners were chosen from over 3,600 plays submitted from playwrights in Florida, New York, Kansas, Israel, Scotland and Russia. Naom Drori, a student at the Shelanu School in Tel Mond, won in the Under Six category (pieces written by those in kindergarten through sixth grade) for her moving play Living Together. She and her father Eitan Drori were guests of Sister Cities Association of Sarasota for five days. They visited many local attractions but the highlight for Naom was seeing her play performed at FST’s Keating Theatre by professional actors. 

Winning is an outstanding accomplishment; Naom’s name can now be added to a long list of Israeli winners.
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