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Teen-In-Residence

We are delighted to introduce Next Draft’s Teen-in-Residence:

Simaiya Shirley!

Over the course of the 2021/2022 season, Sim will write a new play for young audiences with dramaturgical support from Theatre Direct. Her creation will receive a workshop through our Voice 2 Text program before premiering at the FORWARD MARCH FESTIVAL ~ Stand in the Place Where You Live. In addition to her commission, Sim will participate in Next Draft programming and receive ongoing mentorship from the Theatre Direct team. 

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