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Young Playwrights Festival 2024

Young Playwrights Festival

Friday, February 16th @ 7:30 PM OPENING 

Saturday, February 17th @ 7:30PM

Friday, February 23rd  @ 7:30 PM

Saturday, February 24th @ 2:30pm

Saturday, February 24th @ 7:30PM


About YPF:

A Commonwealth Theatre tradition continues!  This student-written, student-directed, student-acted, and student-designed production is one of the most anticipated events at CTC.  


Festival Director’s Note:

Each year, the plays get better, the actors are more dedicated, and the directors’ visions are more brilliant.  I’m always thrilled to be part of a program that gives all students a chance to stretch themselves and try something new, or to take their first steps into a stage production.  I’m very excited to be part of this moment of discovery for CTC students.  




YPF 2024 Cast List 


HAUNTED by Elliott Harris

A man in a bar wrestles with grief and forgiveness.


Director – Keith McGill


Jacob – James Fitch

Bartender – Ella Kozoll

Monica – Simone Linden

Pat – Bridget Scobee

TWO GUYS WALK INTO A BAR by Stuart Reynolds

The old joke, told between two friends, takes on a much deeper meaning.


Director – Keith McGill


Joker – Noah Fossett

Listener – Milo Barker

Bartender – Jonathan Doyle

Guy 1, Horse 1, Asphalt Guy – Crumb Arnold

Guy 2, Horse 2, Disaster Guy – Lincoln Chesman


A couple hits a rough patch due to bad advice from an unlikely source.


Director – Elliott Harris


Amber – Sam Payne-Young

Elijah – Teddy Weber

Spirits – Bridget Scobee, Allie Rahman, Charlie Stephens

AETERNUS by Anya Cullen

Two vampires examine their centuries-old relationship.


Director – Riley O’Bryan


Jane – Madison Janosek

Hester – Crumb Arnold

THE MAULING by Ava Robey

Three sisters resolve their rivalry in an unconventional way.


Director – Callie Harris


Ana – Nina Sinclair

Annie – Lila DeGonda

Zoe – Charlie Stephens

Mom – Ella Kozoll

Dad – Jonathan Doyle


A man who is kidnapped and held captive explains why.


Director – Keith McGill


Scientist – Ella Kozoll

Man – Keegan Connor

FORMS by Callie Harris

A woman on a date tries, REALLY tries, to be what her date wants.


Director – Lore Rodriguez


Blake – Nathan Bukowski

Rowan #1 – Addison Jones

Rowan #2 – Elizabeth Agnew

Rowan #3 – Nina Sinclair

Waiter/Jack – Lincoln Chesman

Creative Team:

Costumes - Hannah Brooks

Props – Hannah Brooks

Lightning Designer – Lindsay Krupski

Sound Designer – Alex Biscardi

Stage Manager – Kaileigh Chesman

ASM’s – Riley O’Bryan, Sam Payne-Young

Production Manager & Technical Support - Lindsay Chamberlin

Content Warnings: 

Language, Death and Dying, Suicide


Late Seating Policy: 

As this is a collection of ten-minute plays, patrons can be seated during the transitions between plays.


No intermission

YPF Facilitator Note

I have facilitated or co-facilitated The Young Playwrights Festival for the last five years.  At first I saw it as just an annual element of the CTC season.  Now I know better. YPF is a way for CTC students to showcase talents they may not have opportunities to display otherwise–writing plays, directing, being part of the design teams and technical crew. YPF is a tradition for CTC.  Students, staff, and CTC supporters look forward to seeing what creative stories our performers and playwrights will tell. In our comeback season after the pandemic, YPF was the one way our students could be part of a mainstage production.

I’m so glad to see YPF continue to be an integral part of YPF, and I’m proud I’ve been part of it for all these years. 

Thank you for being part of it, too.



Nancy Niles Sexton Stage at Commonwealth Theatre Center

1123 Payne St. Louisville, KY 40204

On street parking available and small parking lot in back of building. 


There are no refunds or exchanges for this production. If tickets are not claimed at the door five minutes before the performance, they are subject to be given to patrons on the waiting list. Thank you for your understanding.

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