Photos by Jessica Lutz from 8th Annual One-Act Play Performance.


Co-presented with Marfa Independent School District

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

7pm (doors at 6:30)

Crowley Theater


This electrifying, standing room only night of theater is the culminating event to our weeklong 9th Annual Playwriting Workshops with the Marfa High School held in April. We will present four award-winning student one-act plays written by students with our 2020 Playwright in residence Caridad Svich.


Under Svich tutelage, each student penned their own original one-act play. One winning play and one honorable mention was chosen from each grade and awarded prizes. The winning plays are presented to the public with actors from the community. Last year, nearly eighty plays were written during the writing workshop by students and submitted for consideration for final selection. Since the program launched in 2011, students have written almost 900 plays.


The annual Playwriting Workshop and One-Act Plays support the Marfa Live Arts’ mission of bringing the performing arts to West Texas, educating the area’s youth, and bringing the community together. This program has become the cornerstone of Marfa Live Arts’ education program and exemplifies the mission of our organization.


As part of participating in the playwriting program, Svich will also serve as a judge in reviewing the student written plays. Playwriting classes are offered to the school at no cost and the public performance will be free and open to the community.



Photos from 8th Annual One-Act Play Performance by Jessica Lutz:



Marfa Live Arts' Playwriting Workshops & High School One-Act Plays are generously supported by the Marfa Education Foundation, Texas Commission on the Arts, and the Permian Basin Area Foundation and Still Water Foundation Fund of Permian Basin Area Foundation. This program could not be realized without the collaboration of Marfa Independent School District’s Superintendent Oscar Aguero, Principal John Sherrill, PhD and educators Linda Ojeda, Sabra Laviers, Mary Mois, Josh Steinberg, and the Marfa Welding Class. Special thanks to Mónica Sánchez, Tim Crowley & Emily Williams of Crowley Theater, Rob Crowley, Mayor Ann Marie Nafziger, Big Bend Sentinel, Marfa Public Radio, and Minerva & Delfin Lopez.

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