To the Editor:

I would like to thank Dina Janis for her leadership, as well as the Dorset Theater Festival, for offering our students the opportunity to participate in the Jean E. Miller Young Playwrights Competition.

This experience was inspiring to so many young writers, and the workshops last spring helped students gain insight into the art and craft of writing dramatic plays. I want to also thank the Windham Foundation and the Irving Family for helping support this terrific program.

The celebration of the winning plays, read by students from Bennington College, was an outstanding community event, and I am truly grateful for all the folks who helped to make this possible for our students.

Mary Mangiacotti Upper School English Teacher Maple Street School Manchester