(New York City--March 26, 2019) Manhattan Repertory Theatre will host an original play by High Tech junior Sophia Baldassari, a resident of Hoboken and winner of a Gold Key award for Dramatic Writing, at 9 p.m. on Friday, March 29th, and Saturday, March 30th, announced Dr. Joseph Giammarella, Principal of High Tech.
Baldassari’s short play, Jenna Meets Death (Who Looks like Elton John), also earned First Place in the Teen Author Category of the Hoboken Public Library’s One Act Play Writing Competition last November. High Tech students and Jersey City residents Amaya Montanez, a Drama major, Katerina Vail, a Audio Tech major, and Music major Isabel Culpepper all contributed to the production.
A drama major at High Tech, Baldassari has previously performed at Manhattan Repertory Theatre and Upright Citizens Brigade. She developed Jenna Meets Death from one of the scenes that she composed for the High Tech Drama Department’s Waiting Room series of vignettes last year. Her scene didn’t make it into the final cut of the show, but Baldassari reworked it into her play. In addition to writing plays at High Tech, she performs with the school’s Stand-Up Comedy ensemble.
For tickets, please go to the Manhattan Repertory Theatre website below: