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Arts awards available for high schoolers
Emerging high school artists can become candidates for $800,000 in awards, $3 million in scholarship opportunities and the chance to be named a 2002 U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts by applying to the Arts Recognition and Talent Search, or ARTS.
Applicants to the program, which is part of the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts, must be 17- or 18-year-old high school seniors. Students working in the fields of dance; film and video; classical, pop and jazz music; photography; theater; visual arts; voice and writing are eligible.
The final application deadline is Oct. 1. Applications can be obtained through high school arts teachers, by visiting www.ARTSawards.org or by calling 1-800-970-ARTS.
New theater company requests plays
North Star Productions, a new Anchorage-based theatrical production company founded by Ric Davidge and Ron Holmstrom, is soliciting plays for its "Evening of Short Attention Span Theatre."
Performances will take place on Sept. 13 and 14 at Cyrano's Off-Center Playhouse in Anchorage. Plays should be no longer than 10 minutes, with minimal props and set. A piano will be available. After the play is performed, 10 minutes will be available for audience responses, limited to one minute per responder.
Winning playwrights will receive a small prize and free admission for themselves and their cast. The submission deadline is Aug. 30. Mail plays to: ADD Play Night, c/o Cyrano's; 411 D Street; Anchorage, AK 99501. General admission to the show is $10; call 907-274-2599 for reservations.