Washington Irving Drama: Twelve Screenplays Needed by Mid-April

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BY TRACY HOFFMAN
President of the Washington Irving Society

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

2020 has taken some dramatic turns for Washington Irving fans and scholars. I’ll try to cover some of those theatrics in upcoming blogs, but for today, I’ll stay on point with the most pressing matter.

The City of Irving’s Heritage Society needs to locate or write twelve plays based on Washington Irving’s writing–before mid-April.

In honor of the 200th anniversary of The Sketch Book, which includes “Rip Van Winkle” and “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” the Parks and Recreations Centers of Irving, Texas, would like students to perform one-act plays in honor of Washington Irving for Summer 2020.

The Irving Heritage Society proposed the idea to Parks and Rec for the annual, one-act play event. According to Mary Higbie with the Heritage Society, “plays are done by six rec centers as a competition for youth.” She said the age range is “6-18 with most of them 8 or 9-14 years of age.”

Scripts must follow these specifications:

  • About 15 minutes in length
  • Touch of humor
  • Flexible/adaptable in amount of cast members
  • No background, except a slide projected as back drop
  • Limited costumes to what students can find at home
  • Limited props to what students can find at home

If you would like to write a play or have access to some Washington Irving plays, please contact Mary Higbie at the Irving Heritage Society: irvingheritagesociety@yahoo.com

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I love receiving feedback from readers! Please feel free to drop comments wherever you like: Twitter, Facebook, on this page. If you need a reply, please message me at Tracy_Hoffman@baylor.edu. I try to respond to all Washington Irving Society-related email on Wednesdays, and I also update the WIS page on Washington Irving Wednesdays.

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