Calling All High School Songwriters!

The National Endowment for the Arts and the American Theatre Wing are accepting submissions to the 2021 Musical Theater Songwriting Challenge This national contest is for high school students with a passion for writing songs that could be part of a musical theater production and the wide range of musical styles represented in contemporary musicals.…

“Reach” Is A Film With A Tumultuous Plot Of Troubled Youths

By William Engel Grief, bullying, teen suicide, domestic abuse, homophobia and drug addiction are just a few of the issues incorporated into the tumultuous plot of “Reach”, a heartrending drama about a developing friendship between two troubled youths. The film follows Steven Turano (Garrett Clayton), a depressed high schooler who struggles to deal with the…

“Regionrat” Tragic Consequences Of High School Drama

By William Engel “Regionrat”, based on the Richard Laskowski novel of the same name, follows Ray (Connor Williams), a broke and lonely young man who spends six months trying to make it in Seattle before deciding to move back to his hometown to finish high school. He runs into trouble before long, however, when the…