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Help Create The POEtry Project!

The opening show for the No Boundaries Youth Theater tenth anniversary season will be THE POETRY PROJECT. This will be the first major NBYT production that will be entirely devised by teen participants and other writers.

Edgar Allan Poe (1809 –1849) was an American writer best known for his poetry and short mystery and horror stories. Among his most popular works are the poems The Raven and Annabel Lee and the short stories The Fall of the House of Usher, The Murders in the Rue Morgue, The Pit and the Pendulum, The Purloined Letter, and The Tell-Tale Heart. THE POETRY PROJECT will create a performance based on Poe’s life and work.

THE POETRY PROJECT is open to writers, actors, and other participants ages 13 to 20. Auditions will be held in early September for November performances.

All teens interested in helping to create, devise, or write pieces of the performance are invited to attend one or more free workshops:

  • Saturday, August 3, at 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
  • Monday, August 5, at 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, August 8, at 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Participants interested in devising the performance are encouraged to bring a copy of Poe’s short stories and poems. We’ve spotted inexpensive copies of his complete works at Barnes & Noble. All of Poe’s works are in the public domain and are also available online.

Workshop attendance can be for one, two, or all three dates. Anyone interested who can’t attend any of the three dates may contact NBYT Artistic Director Nicki LaPorte at nicki@nbyt.org.

Details for September auditions will be announced soon.

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