Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts presents Annual New Play Festival

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BETHLEHEM, PA— The Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts (Charter Arts) Theatre Department presents its annual “New Play Festival” on Friday, May 20, 2022 at 7 PM in the school’s theatre located at 321 East 3rd Street, Bethlehem.

The New Play Festival showcases six 10-minute plays written by senior students of the theatre department’s Scriptwriting Course. These dynamic short plays include a mix of comedy, drama and even a bit of absurdism. Each play will be directed by a junior theatre student, who was selected from the department’s Fundamentals of Directing Course. Senior students of the Charter Arts Production Arts Department collaborated with each playwright and director to create the costume design, lighting design, set design and props for each play.

Tickets are $5-$10 and are available online at www.CharterArts.org or at the door. Content Advisory for mature themes and language.


Charter Arts is an audition-based public charter school that provides a comprehensive curriculum for high school students, grades 9-12, who have a passion for the arts. Students major in one of seven artistic areas: dance, instrumental music, literary arts, production arts, theatre, visual arts, or vocal music.

Charter Arts’ rigorous curriculum fosters both academic and artistic excellence for its students. The school’s impressive Future Ready PA Index ranking, Advanced Placement (AP) exam statistics, Keystone Exam statistics, SAT scores, prestigious artistic accolades, and graduation rate, are testaments to the outstanding education that Charter Arts provides.

Charter Arts is proud to celebrate its nineteenth year as one of the most respected high schools for the arts in the nation. Charter Arts was named a 2018 National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence by the U.S. Department of Education. The school has also earned the Title I Distinguished School designation for four years, placing it in the top 5 % of all Title I high schools in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Charter Arts was ranked #1 Best Public High School Teachers in PA and #1 Best Charter High School in PA on Niche’s 2022 Best Schools in America Rankings.

Charter Arts is located at 321 East 3rd Street, Bethlehem PA 18015. For more information about the school, visit: www.CharterArts.org.


Information & Image Provided By:
Ann Gillette
Manager of Public Relations and Media
Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts
321 East 3rd Street, Bethlehem, PA 18015