Make/Believe: A short play festival for young audiences
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Children’s/Family, New Work, Virtual
Runs Jun 05Jul 04, 2021

Ghostlight Ensemble brings back its popular Make/Believe festival in 2021 with six short plays by playwrights from around the country to be presented virtually in June.

This curated festival features a mix of short plays by local and out-of-state playwrights that were written for audiences 10 and under, but which are also meant to be enjoyed by all ages.

The six stories that make up this year’s Make/Believe festival are filled with young people, plants and a puppy who must face great obstacles to discover who (or what) they’re meant to be. From the Filipino-American girl who is trying to find her way home in Sunshine and the Sea of Lost Things to the pink hydrangea that knows it was born to be blue in A Blue Hydrangea, the protagonists in these plays face the types of struggles modern children will recognize from their own lives.

Make/Believe 2021 will have two live-ish performances at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 5 and Sunday, June 6, 2021, with optional fun, age-appropriate theatre classes available afterwards for those with an interest in creating their own theatre at home. The performances will be available to stream on-demand beginning Monday, June 7 and continuing through the end of the month.

Performance are Pay-What-You-Will with a minimum donation of $1, but a suggested donation of $10 for the performance and $5 per class. By donating more, if you are able, you help offset the cost for those who can’t afford to give.

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