March 18, 2019 – Congratulations to Zoe Vales for winning the first annual Memphis 10-Minute PLAY SLAM! 2019 Competition. Zoe competed against 34 other young playwrights from Memphis area middle schools. The competition is partnered through the American Alliance for Theatre and Education. This year’s theme, “Discovering Truth About Ourselves and Others,” challenged local writers to submit an original 10-minute play related to the theme. The top 5 finalists received a public staged reading of their script by local area actors at Playhouse on the Square. Zoe’s play, Dear Henry, will represent Playhouse on the Square in the Young Playwrights for Change competition held during the AATE’s National Conference in New York later this year.