YPF 2022: a Dramatic Choice


Chinemere Njoku

In the play “Comic Inc.,” senior Ethan Luce (seated) gets a lesson in humor.

Casey Creutz, Co-Editorial Director, Junior

Pelham has no shortage of talented theatrical artists. This was especially visible in the Young Playwrights Festival that took place on June 3 and 4 in the Pelham High School auditorium. Six playlets were performed at 7pm on Friday night and noon on Saturday. The plays were all written, directed, produced and performed by Pelham students. …..“Being part of YPF was a unique experience that allowed me and my peers to exhibit their skills in the arts,” senior Ulysses Conrad said.

Conrad acted in two of the six plays. He appeared as Logic, the evil subconscious of a man given one chance to live, a la Stranger Than Fiction, in the play “Love Logic and Longing” by seniors Oliver Tam and Austin Kelly, and as Lewis, the neglected friend of the group in “Fireside Chat.”

The plays covered a number of genres, ranging from the nostalgic and whimsical in “Road to Nowhere,” and some oddly funny like “Comic Inc.”

The process was very collaborative, with a group of less than twenty students working together to make the production possible.

The money raised from the event will go to scholarships awarded to PMHS seniors.