April 17, 2008
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Student playwrights create depth

The Mentors Artists Playwright Project brought a play-writing workshop to Lakeside Middle School in Plummer, Idaho, in the heart of the Coeur d’Alene Indian Reservation in February and it culminated in a staged reading Wednesday, April 16, 2008 of eight of the one-act plays that the young people wrote. The kids tackled heavy subjects including family strife, death and jealousy. The actors, all professionals from Los Angeles, poured their emotion into the words of the students, giving them a life that the young people couldn’t imagine up until that point. The student body of Lakeside Middle School sat at rapt attention through the readings.

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