Temecula 13-year-old is a winning playwright through Playwrights Project

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Declan Kallberg, 13, from Temecula wins the 36th annual festival of Plays by Young Writers through Playwrights Project with his play “Dub Thee Fear.” Valley News/Shawna Sarnowski photo
Declan Kallberg, 13, from Temecula recently won the 36th annual festival of Plays by Young Writers through Playwrights Project for his play “Dub Thee Fear.” Kallberg’s play was one of five to win out of 243 submissions by students statewide. “I was looking for more ways to stay involved with the theater community with reduced opportunities for actors, and so I saw that the Old Globe was doing a playwriting workshop called Community Voices,” Kallberg said. “I took that workshop and eventually ‘Dub Thee Fear’ came out of that workshop.” The workshop was six weeks long. “I didn’t actually start writing ‘Dub Thee Fear' until a few weeks in,” Kallberg said. The play followed the story of a young boy named Dylan who is at home during the pandemic with his mo
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