Farmington Hills young playwrights program deadline approaches

Stephen Mack Jones
Stephen Mack Jones (contributed photo)

Applications for a new City of Farmington Hills program for Young Playwrights has an application deadline of January 12.

Students in grades 7 to 12, who live in and around Farmington Hills, will work with award-winning playwright Stephen Mack Jones to create a unique full-length script that will be turned into a full stage production by the Farmington Hills Youth Theatre.

Jones received the Kresge Arts in Detroit Literary Fellowship, is the 2017 Farmington Area Artist in Residence, and is the author of August Snow.  The program’s assistant teacher, actor Ethan Kankula, has been a theatre instructor with the Cultural Arts Division for the last two summers.

Submit an application by January 12 at tinyurl.com/FHYT2018Playwrights. Acceptance notifications will be made by January 19.