The Sarah Play provides high school students from across the DC metro area the guidance and resources to mount a production at Round House under the mentorship of professional theatre artists and practitioners. It is the country’s only theatrical production, offered as part of a regional theatre’s regular programming, that is directed, designed, stage managed, and performed entirely by high school students. The theatre covers all related finances, allows access to equipment and supplies, and provides support in the areas of marketing and public relations.
Join the 2013/14 Sarah Play!
High school students entering grades 9, 10, 11, or 12 in Fall 2013 may apply to be part of the 2013/2014 Sarah Play team in the areas of Directing, Sound, Lighting and Costume Design and Stage Management. Selected applicants work on a full production of a play running for five performances at Round House Theatre Silver Spring, April 4-13, 2014.
How to Apply and Application Deadline
Download, complete, and return your application by mail to Round House Theatre Education Center, 925 Wayne Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20910 or by fax at 301.585.9696. The application deadline is June 30th, 2013
High school actors interested in auditioning for the 2013/2014 Sarah Play should e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Auditions will be held in late Fall 2013.
Stage Crew, Front of House
High school students interested in working backstage or front of house for the 2012/2013 Sarah Play should email email@example.com for more information. Interviews will be conducted in January, 2014.
Read Bethesda Magazine’s 2010 feature story on The Sarah Play.
Sarah Play History
The Sarah Play honors the memory of Sarah Emily Metzger, an active member of the theatre community in her school and at Round House, who was killed in an automobile accident during her freshman year of college. One of the Round House family’s lasting memories of Sarah is that, while still a high school student, she independently mounted a full-scale theatre production. Wishing to expand on the opportunities offered by her high school’s theatre department, Sarah worked to raise funds, secure facilities and a production staff, market and promote her production, and direct a full-length play.
After her passing, Sarah’s family worked with Round House to create The Sarah Metzger Memorial Fund as a tribute to the inspiring young woman. Through the generosity of many contributors, the fund provides the financial resources each season for similarly passionate and motivated high school students to create a fully-realized production with a professional theatre company.
Click here to read a collection of Sarah’s writings on theatre, including her bio from her self-produced production.
Click here for a production history and photos of the past Sarah Play productions.