PLAYground is a three-week play development process. It culminates in a weekend long festival of staged readings of three new professionally written plays for young audiences, workshops, and post-show discussions. For this festival, Purple Crayon seeks diversity of playwright voice, target audience, and content in our selections, and strives to pair work with student directors invested in the playwright’s development goals.
Meet Me at the Gates, Marcus James by Donna Hoke
Directed by Grady Jensen
When Marcus James, the only black, openly gay student at his high school, finds a pink noose in his locker, he is faced with the decision of how to stand up for himself, while balancing his own safety and admission to Stanford.
Date: April 15th, 2017
Location: The Great Room, 610 Haven St, Evanston, IL 60201
Robert A. Freedman Dramatic Agency, Inc.
Representing writers since 1928.