Young Writers 2019

7/12/19 - 7/27/19

Recurring weekly on Friday, Saturday

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$13 - $18

MadLab Theatre

227 N. 3rd. St., Columbus, OH 43215

(614) 221-5418

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MadLab’s Young Writers Short Play Festival, featuring a collection of ten short plays written by 10 area high school students, will take place July 12 - 27, 2019 at MadLab, 227 N. 3rd St., in Columbus. Admission is $18 for the general public, $15 for students and seniors and $13 for MadLab members. Tickets are available online at

Founded in 2011 and now in its eighth year, MadLab’s Young Writers Short Play Festival is designed to give local high school playwrights a professional theatrical experience. Students are invited to submit their 10-minute plays, a selected group of which are chosen to be developed and produced. Each student is given the opportunity to attend specialized workshops and collaborate with local and national mentor playwrights during their time in the program. At the end of the program, the plays are performed at MadLab in a fully-produced short play festival


Performances on July 12, 14, 19 and 26

What a Girl Really Wants by Charis Ellett

Ticking Heart by Chelsea Hoy

How Many Names Can I Call You? by Jazlyn Reed-McFarland

The Chance to Love You by Megan Sharp

Play It Cool by Jude Clayton


Performances on July 13, 20, 21 and 27

The Twins by Julia Loeffler

To Be Human by Kara Fedurek

Collector of Souls by Mattea Morris

The Motel Room by Leah Browning

First Date by Derek Smith


What A Girl Really Wants

Written by Charis Ellett

Directed by Becky Horseman with assistance from Ashley Collins