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8.10.18

Fabiola Decius // Teens WRITE: Ten-Minute Play Festival

Ami Bennitt
Motor Media, Marketing & Management
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Last month, Creative City grantee Fabiola Decius directed the Teens WRITE: Ten-Minute Play Festival, at Riverside Theatre Works in Boston’s Hyde Park neighborhood. Through a series of Teens WRITE (Writing, Reading, and Investigating Theater Everywhere) workshops at the Hyde Park branch of the Boston Public Library, Fabiola worked with six Boston area youth to write, revise, cast, direct, and produce original plays culminating in this Ten-Minute Play Festival which was free and open to the public.

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Throughout the spring, Fabiola’s workshops included traditional play-writing techniques, as well as guest theatre artists in areas of acting, set design, lighting, dramaturgy, and costuming. The teen’s ten-minute plays were performed by local  actors and topics ranged in from gender issues, winning the lottery, gun violence, alcohol abuse, and more.

“I’m glad to help Boston-area teens learn about the basic elements of playwriting.” shares Decius. “In our workshops, they learned how to critically respond to other’s work in a positive and reassuring setting, as well as how to rewrite and revise their work, and how to audition, cast and direct a play.”

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About Fabiola Decius
Fabiola R. Decius’ plays include Haiti Chérie, Final Verdict, Bus Stop, In Sync, Ice Cream Bucket List, Date Night Surprise, Chicksmas, Draped in History, Man of the House, and Fighting Forgiveness, which have been produced and/or developed at Bryn Mawr College, Lesley University, Wellesley University, the Boston Public Library, Our Voices Festival, the Roxbury Repertory Theater, Controlled Kaos Productions, the Office of War Information (Bureau of Theater), and the Boston Center for the Arts (BCA) Plaza Theatres.

In addition to writing for the stage, Fabiola has acted in Waiting Room and Goddamn Bell!: A Journey Through Time at Bryn Mawr. She was a cohort member in the 2016-2017 Company One Theatre PlayLab Unit. Fabiola graduated from Bryn Mawr College with a Bachelor of Arts and received a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing at Lesley University in Stage and Screen Writing. Originally from Hyde Park, she now resides in Randolph.

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