Ventura County Youth Playwright
Competition Winners!

The Elite Theatre Company is proud to announce the Ventura County Youth Playwright Competition Winners, Lillian Grace & Yale Coopersmith!

Lillian Grace is a youth artist who specializes in both writing and performance. Her debut poetry book, “i am the love letter,” was published in March of this year, and she has written for Adolescent Content, Guided Magazine, Double-Take Magazine, and the New Jersey Live Poets’ Society. Lillian is currently very engaged in the Ventura County community theatre scene, both acting and directing with the Elite. She was lucky enough to receive a Four Star Theatre Alliance Outstanding Youth Award in 2018, and she was recently awarded a valedictorian medal as a part of the Rancho Campana Class of 2020. 

She will be attending NYU Gallatin in the fall and hopes that she can continue to find ways to lift up the voices of other young artists.

Her script Portraiture will be Produced as a streaming production through The Elite Theatre Company early this fall!

Yale Coopersmith is a 17 year old rising junior from Oak Park, California. She has been writing stories since she could first read, and is thrilled to see one of them come to life on the virtual stage! Besides writing, she also acts and sings in her school drama department! In her free time, she likes to sew dolls, listen to scary podcasts, and read good books!

Her script Float will be produced through The Elite Theatre Company as a streaming production later this year!