This past month, Terra Linda student Eden Ferguson burst in to the Marin playwriting scene, winning the prestigious Marin Young Playwrights Festival, Young Playwright Award. Ferguson submitted her play titled “Disaster at Intermission.” She says “It was the first play that I had ever written.” When asked if it was hard to write such a dramatic piece for her first time, she said “My family and the [Terra Linda] drama department were very supportive.” The play describes a group of performers at the intermission of a play. During the intermission crucial aspects of the play fall apart. It then comically observes the actors’ efforts to regain control over their performance. All students among TL’s drama department were asked to write a play for the competition, and competition was fierce as the festival is a prestigious event. Ferguson’s play was restricted to a six page length and a maximum of three characters. After winning, her play was performed by a group of professional actors, which Ferguson said was “exciting.” When asked if she would enjoy writing more plays, Ferguson said “Yeah maybe. It’s something I enjoy a lot.”
Below is a link to a full copy of the play.