April 16, 2014

The 2014 Writes of Spring, a collaborative writing and theatrical production involving the UCF Theatre for Young Audiences, will be presented April 22-23 at the Orlando Repertory Theatre (REP).

The 11th annual event is a writing contest designed to support literacy and promote creative expression. Each year The REP accepts writing submissions from kindergarten through 12th grade students. The top entries are used to create an original play using the students’ words and ideas. The script is produced by The REP and UCF graduate students, and winning writers will be recognized at the performance and post-show celebration.

For this year’s free event, 1,457 entries were submitted as short stories, essays and poems completing this phrase: “When I look to the future, I see…”

From the 120 winners selected, Sara Brunow, Jason Gerhard and Tara Kromer wrote the play Futurocity.

“This year’s Writes of Spring has given voice to some of the many doors waiting to be unlocked. It is this grand sense of fear and excitement that we aim to capture this year,” he said.

Performances of Futurocity will be at 7 p.m. Tickets may be reserved by calling the box office at 407-896-7365. The Orlando Repertory Theatre is at 1001 E. Princeton St., Orlando.

To read the article in its entirety, visit UCF Today.