Welcome to TVTC’s Virtual New Works. Now more than ever, while the world has been turned upside down, we need the arts. We need storytellers. We need new theatre. While our physical theater spaces may be dark at the moment, we still have an obligation to amplify marginalized voices, inform the public on the truths of our world, and create meaningful art as a way of knowing. From pen to play, we welcome you to the scaffold on which we invite you to build tomorrow's theatre repertoire. VNW offers youth a space to collaborate with their peers and create a new work with direct mentorship from experienced writers in our VNW Class. What's more, through the annual VNW Fest, new works created by youth separately from TVTC have an opportunity to be showcased as well. We hope you'll consider joining our VNW community and look forward to sharing important stories with each of you.
Eliana Coe and Rylynn Davis
Welcome to TVTC’s Virtual New Works Premiere Class. From pen to play, we will walk you through the basics of writing a new play/musical and give you the foundation to build your own new works. We will offer guidance, mentorship, and support as you and a group of peers embark on your storytelling journey, co-writing a never before seen piece of theatre. Both of us, Rylynn Davis and Eliana Coe, are alumni of the Village Theatre Kidstage Originals Program and have been writing shows and collaborating with each other for years. Theatre is a vehicle for change. We wish to help amplify your voices and create meaningful theatre rooted in truth. This is your chance to tell stories that matter to you and we can’t wait to hear and share them with the world. No experience required.
TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON.
Rylynn Davis (she/her) is a 17 year-old performer from the greater Seattle area. She has performed through Village Theatre KIDSTAGE (Everett and Issaquah) for many years. She has experience in writing, directing, choreography, stage managing, producing and much more. She is currently working on 2 new musicals, Out of Bounds and Breaking Point. She has participated in many new works festivals as a performer through Foundry10, Penguin Productions and The Scratch. She currently attends Shoreline Community College and is on her way to receive a Associates Degree with the ability to transfer, as well as her high school diploma in Fall of 2021. She urges you to vote this November, be a kind human being, and wear a mask! She hopes to see you in a class, private or production soon!
Eliana Coe is a 17 (almost 18) year old writer and performer from the Seattle area. Coe has performed at The 5th Avenue Theatre on their mainstage and as a part of their Rising Star Project, the Village Theatre Mainstage and Kidstage, Showtunes Theatre Company, and Studio East. Coe has written musicals at both Village Theatre Kidstage with their Kidstage Originals program and for The 5th Avenue Theatre with their Rising Star Project’s 10 Minute Musicals program. Coe was a part of the writing teams for both Sincerely Yours (2018) and All That Glitters: A Rock Legend (2019-2020) which premiered at Village Theatre Kidstage and she was a part of the team of Listen which premiered at The 5th Avenue Theatre with the Rising Star Project. Eliana is currently co-writing Breaking Point the Musical with Rylynn Davis. Coe will be pursuing a BFA at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts in the coming years.