Horizon Youth Theatre staging Festival of Shorts

From, Emma Kate Holbrook, Isobel Roberts-Zibbel, nd Clara Burkin


Horizon Youth Theatre’s Festival of Shorts will take place this weekend at Otsego Elementary School. Each performance will feature four one-acts, with six different shows being featured over the course of the weekend. Five of the one-acts were written by students; the sixth was created by our Devising Class under the direction of Keith Guion.

Cassie Greenlee oversaw the mentoring program with our student writers last fall. In all, ten scripts were submitted for consideration, with the top five being performed this weekend. Ms. Greenlee also oversaw our directing workshop this winter. Those five student shows are being directed by high school students in HYT.

Performances are April 13 and 14 at 7 p.m.and April 15 at 2 p.m. Admission is by donation at the door.

We are pleased to thank the Wood County Historical Center and Museum for the season sponsorship of HYT. The Bowling Green Community Foundation provided significant financial support for both the Winter Workshops and the 2018 Festival of Shorts. Additional thanks to the families of all our students, Woodland Mall, First Presbyterian Church of Bowling Green, St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, First Baptist Church, The Vineyard Church, Otsego Elementary SChool, and the Toledo School for the Arts for rehearsal spaces and other support.



Written by the 2018 HYT Devising Class

Led and directed by Keith Guion

Dawn – Riley Rader

Moon – Isobel Roberts-Zibbel

Chrissie – Ligaya Edge

Bella – Clara Burkin

Carrie – Grace Holbrook

Jade – Alexandra Roberts-Zibbel

Josie – Emma Kate Holbrook

Eric – Isaac Burkin


The Death of Charlie Allen 

Written by Katie Partlow and Lola Truman

Directed by Annie Valantine

Charlie – Eli Marx

Jordan – Kathryn Mullins

Young Charlie – Aidan Thomas

Young Jordan – Greta Chung

Friend 1 – Izzy Douglass

Friend 2 – Alice Walters

Friend 3 – Amelia Mazzarella

Teacher/Mom – Stacey Anderson


Flying Solo 

Written by Libby Barnett and Paige Suelzer

Directed by Katie Partlow

Meg – Rose Walters

Mr. Ritter – Drew Thomas

Dr. Curtis – Amalia Cloeter

Mrs. Reynolds – Bella Truman

Ms. Applebee – Aria Weaver

Ms. Turner – Lila Stover

Ms. Perlabo – Neveah Martinez

Ms. Robinson – Madison Kline


iPhone Monster 

Written by Simran Gandhi

Directed by Anne Weaver

Kid – Nash Valantine

iPhone monster – Liam Rogel

Siri – Daisy Brown

Mom – Paige Suelzer

Teacher – RJ Agosti



Written by Sophi Hachtel and Anne Weaver

Directed by Scarlet Frishman and Terra Sloane

Audrey – Lola Truman

Andrea – Kaitlyn Valantine

McKenna – Emy Wilkins

Wallace – Maddox Brosius

Mom – Fran Flores

Mrs. Warbler – M Clifford


Poppy Meadow 

by Alexandra Roberts-Zibbel and Terra Sloane

Directed by Daniel Cagle

Poppy – Lauren Clifford

Casey – Angie Ruiz

Grandpa – Isaac Douglass

Peter – Matthew Bowlus

Violet – Libby Barnett

Cordelia – Calista Wilkins

Henrietta – Reece Hall