Spring One Acts

About the playwright

Ian McWethy, a Yorktown Theatre alumn (2001), is a professional writer living in New York and Los Angeles.

His first publicly performed play was done at Yorktown 17 years ago! It was a silly one act co-written with Josh Halloway entitled Night At The Lobensteins. Since then, Ian has had 30 plays published by Playscripts, Inc and Stage Partners, which have been produced in high schools and community theatres over 3000 times in all 50 states, as well as internationally in over 30 countries.  

Ian’s screenplays and TV pilots have been honored by the Nantucket Film Festival, the Blacklist New York writer’s lab, and the Script Pipeline Screenplay Contest.  His short films and webseries have appeared in the Williamsburg Independent Film Festival, the Philadelphia Festival for Film and Animation, the River’s Edge Film Festival, the LA Film and TV Festival, and the SoHo International Film Festival.  He is represented by Bradford Bricken of Cartel Management and has two pilots currently in development.  We are so lucky to have Ian McWethy back here where he started.

Carol Cadby, Ian’s Yorktown Theatre Arts teacher for 4 years, is incredibly proud and thrilled to be producing two more of Ian’s works.  Welcome home to Yorktown, Ian!



Yorktown Theatre Arts presents . . .

an Ian McWethy Retrospective

Two workshop productions

Losing Faith

May 18, 7 pm in the Black Box Theatre

Performed by Theatre IV Class

On the Day of Faith Denholtz’s funeral, 16 of her classmates find themselves again and again in conversations about Faith. Conversations that are honest and awkward, real and melodramatic, painful and surprisingly funny, all in an attempt to make sense out of the senseless. A comedic and heartfelt play about how we deal, and don’t deal, with grief.

Appropriate for high school age and above

Graduation for Dummies!

June 1, 7 pm in the Auditorium

Performed by Theatre II Class

One would think that a graduation ceremony would be pretty straightforward — but between displays of extreme stage fright, “creative” walking techniques, and a student who refuses to part with her air horn, it quickly becomes clear that the zany kids in this high school graduating class are nowhere near ready to don their caps and gowns!


Both performances are free and open to the public.