WKHS student wins state playwriting contest | News
The Palmetto Dramatic Association’s S.C. Thespian High School Theatre Festival held from Feb. 22–24, 2013, will feature two original plays written by White Knoll High School junior Phylisha Mace.
Mace submitted two plays in the S.C. Original One-Act High School Playwriting Contest. From all of the entries submitted, judges selected three plays for high school students to perform during the festival. Mace’s plays earned two of the three featured slots at the festival.
One of her plays, entitled “Stumped,” tells the story of Oak who wants nothing more than to discover his purpose in life, to have fantastic adventures and see what the world could hold for him. The one thing standing in his way is the fact that he’s a tree and everybody knows trees can’t move. While dreaming of what life could be like if only he were a bit more mobile, Oak sees Willow. It’s love at first sight except for one little catch; they can’t touch.
White Knoll High drama students performing the play at the festival include Caitlyn Alford, David Brackett, Caroline Clarke, Kaitlyn Dillard, Kyle McGee, Megan Schulke, Sam Walker and Wes Williams.
Mace’s second play, “The Other Prince,” is about the commotion caused in a royal family when two princes, Ryant Tusade and Prince Dimitri, fall for Georgie, a servant girl. Could Georgie marry Dimitri or maybe, just maybe, Ryant could be her “Other Prince?”
White Knoll High drama students performing the “The Other Prince” at the festival include Jordan Bowen, Kaitlyn Dillard, Nina Forsyth, Shepherd Pinney, Kayla Teets and Wes Williams.