WiseWrite Digital Play Festival

The 24th Annual WiseWrite Young Playwrights Festival has gone digital! Step into the imagination of three young playwrights as The Rep presents professional readings of their new plays.

Streaming FREE October 2 at 6:00 p.m.

The Magical Medicine 
by Avery Etling
Our Lady of the Pillar School St. Louis County
When her grandmother comes down with a strange illness, Alex's mother sends her off on a quest to gather ingredients for special medicine, where she and her friends discover a fantastical world unlike anything they've ever known!

Bearly Alive! 
by Thomas Kessler
Webster Groves High School, St. Louis County
When Camryn wakes up on an operating table with a bear and a beaver standing over her, scalpel in claw, she's completely unprepared for the wildly absurd happenings that follow!


Evie Can Almost Hear You 
by Marin Mackey
Crossroads College Prep, St. Louis City
What happens when the anxious thoughts in your head make it hard to find peace? For Evie, who's facing the biggest test of her life, it can mean the difference between success and failure.


WiseWrite is presented with generous assistance from Mary Ann Lee, Dana Brown Charitable Foundation, The DeWitt and Caroline Van Evera Foundation, Clifford Willard Gaylord Foundation, DCA Family Foundation, US Bank and the Enterprise Holdings Foundation.

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Cast and Creative

Director: Amelia Acosta Powell; Cast: Alicia Reve Like,  Carmen Garcia, Victor Mendez, Carl Overly Jr, Becks Redman; Project Manager: Carolyn Ivy Carter; Video Editor: Phillip Hamer; Props/Costumes Consultants: Jennifer Horton, Sheila Lenkman