NEYT taps young director to present play about a teenage writer

BRATTLEBORO — New England Youth Theatre presents Catherine Trieschmann's Crooked, directed by Allison Vigue.

It will be performed on Aug. 25, at 7 p.m., at NEYT, 100 Flat St. Tickets are by donation at the door.

High school graduate Allison Vigue presents their directorial debut with Crooked, a three-person contemporary play telling the story of Laney, a 14-year-old aspiring writer who has just moved with her mother to Mississippi. The small cast explores the world of family, friends, and love in this one-act play.

As a part of a mentor project, this show has been almost entirely student run, from its student director and actors, to the technical design and the photography.

“After taking NEYT's directing class, I wanted to learn how to put on a full show, pulling the aspects I learned together. I love Crooked and was interested in bringing it to life. I am so grateful to NEYT for providing the support to make this happen,” Vigue said in a news release.

“This production really captures the work of every aspect of youth theater, and I'm so happy to have this opportunity before I leave for conservatory in the fall,” Vigue added.

Crooked features three of NEYT's talented senior company actors and lighting and sound design by NEYT mentors.

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