The Eugenia Price/Joyce K. Blackburn Charitable Fund of the Communities of Coastal Georgia Foundation and Golden Isles Arts & Humanities presented the 21st Annual Young Playwrights Awards at a showcase on Jan. 20.
The award was developed to encourage and recognize the literary talents of all public and private middle grade students in Glynn County. First place and $500 was awarded to Tess Redden for her play “Paranormal Pranksters;” second place and $300 to Dexter Corcoran for her play “Emory’s Fairy Tale Adventure” and third place and $200 to Alli Garcia and Anna Claire Tronolone for their play “Blackout.” Students in the Brunswick High School drama program gave a staged reading of each play under the direction of their coach, Lucy Bryson.
In addition to writing the plays, the winners also spent time receiving critiques of their scripts and rewriting them as needed. All the plays were “blind-judged” with the names of the student and their schools removed to assure that the student’s work was judged solely on creativity and content.
The Eugenia Price/Joyce K. Blackburn Charitable Fund of the Communities of Coastal Georgia Foundation’s purpose is to permanently carry on the artistic influence and philanthropic legacy of both authors, and to benefit Coastal Georgians. The work of Eugenia Price and Joyce Blackburn includes 57 titles that have been published in 18 languages and printed in excess of 40 million copies worldwide.