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ITHACA, NY:  Aspiring writers who are in the 7-12th grade, interested in theater and looking for a career building experience have an opportunity to qualify for the Kitchen Theatre Company's KITCHEN SINK series event Teen Extreme Playwriting Contest & Marathon.

Based on three-page original writing samples, four young playwrights will be selected to participate in the Kitchen's Teen Extreme Playwriting Marathon, an exciting "pressure-cooker" rehearsal-to-performance process. From the time the secret topic and cast members are announced, winning playwrights will have four days to write and rehearse their 10-minute plays. Their plays will then be produced with four public performances on February 26 & 27.

Submission deadline EXTENDED to January 25.  More info, guidelines and submission forms at, or 607. 272-0403.

The vitality of the theater depends on a community of working theatre artists:  writers, actors and designers.  The KITCHEN SINK series provides a venue for emerging regional theater artists to develop work through staged readings and informal performances of works-in-progress.  This season, the we have expanded the series with three cornerstone events (48-Hour Playwriting Marathon, Teen Extreme Playwriting Contest & Marathon, New Play Festival) in addition to occasional Monday/Tuesday and late-night performances.

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