Deadline looms for BPA’s Teen Writers Workshop

Bainbridge Performing Arts after school teen acting program is intending to hold a special event later this year featuring monologues written by teens.

Pete Benson, BPA’s director of education, is seeking specifically stories about school lockdowns. He and his team of actors wish to perform a series of pieces in the first-person format about what it’s like to be in a school lockdown scenario.

Aspiring scribes can write their own personal experiences, or use their imagination and create something fictional. Pieces should be contemporary (not fantasy) and the “I” character should be a teen between the ages of 12 to 18.

The performance will take place in mid-April.

Monologues are due by Saturday, Feb. 16, as the teen actors reportedly need time to memorize the piece and practice to best present the tone and voice of the character.

Benson said he hopes to receive five to seven monologues, and that each should last about 90 seconds (no more than two pages of text).

All monologues can be sent to Rayne Lacko at

Rayne Lacko and Margaret Nevinski will be available to help polish works in progress at the Teen Writers Workshop from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14 at the Bainbridge Public Library.

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