STAGE WEST PRESENTS THE 13th ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF THE KID
Stage West is pleased to announce the performances for the 13 th annual Festival of the Kid
performances, which will be live once again this year! This unique festival was originally conceived by
Rob Bosquez, Jr. and Dana Schultes in 2009, and its first performance was presented in December of
that year. Their idea was simple: produce plays written by kids and use their peers as the performers.
Since that time, the Neighborhood Play Contest has drawn hundreds and hundreds of entries.
North Texas students were invited to write a short narrative, either fictional or biographical, with
themes such as cultural, neighborhood, family or current issues encouraged. The plays chosen have
been cast using students and directed by seasoned professionals.
Performances will be at 6:30 and at 8:15 on May 16, 17, and 18; different pieces will be presented on
each of the nights. The May 16 performances will be kid-friendly; material with more adult content
(age 12 and up) will be presented in the May 17 th and 18 th performances.
The schedule will be:
Monday, May 16th:
If Target Was Against Walmart, by Sylvia Ho, Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts
Stage Fright in a Nutshell, by Julian Morales, Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts
What If Aliens Came To Earth, by Lily Janda, Caprock Elementary School
Battle of the Fries, by Samuel Jungli, Parkview Elementary School
Good Luck, by Ian Martinez, Independence Elementary School
Fictional Prose, by Kimberly Carillo, North Side High School
Spork, by Brock Elliott, Booker T. Washington High School
The World Inside the Screen, by JulyBeth Enriquez, North Side High School
Signing Off, Olivia Stanley, Booker T. Washington High School
Tuesday, May 17th:
Let the Holidays Begin!, by Silvia Ho, Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts
American Girl, by Sileana Gaurdado, North Side High School
Fame, by Hayden Elliott, Booker T. Washington High School
Time, by Brenda Tovar, Carter Riverside High School
It Will Change You, by Jackson Strange, Birdville High School
John Cusack is for Dead People Too, by Ellie Coffee, Booker T. Washington High School
Wednesday, May 18th:
I Cant Believe He is Staring at Me, by Alyssa Morales, Riverside Middle School
A Poem, by Analie Alonso Landeros, Riverside Middle School
I am a Girl, by Angela Arriaga, Riverside Middle School
Dance, by Mily Enciso Hernandez, Riverside Middle School
You're So Pretty, by Alyssa Morales, Riverside Middle School
Who I Am, by Lauryn Wettengel, Byron Nelson High School
Sleep, by Olivia Kersh, Fort Worth Country Day School
To Be In Love, by Alexandra McCoy, Nimitz High School
Bottle Episode, by Olivia Stanley, Booker T. Washington High School
The Boy Who Cried I Am, by Mason Lassiter, Birdville High School
Tickets are $5 for those under 12 and $10 for those 12 and over, or $20 for a 3-day pass. Season
subscribers are free. The Café will be open for snacks and beverages.
For reservations, contact the Box Office at 817-784-9378.
Thank you for signing up!