Hemet student wins playwrighting contest

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Temecula’s Declan Kallberg wins 2021 California Young Playwrights Contest. Valley News/Courtesy photo
Declan Kallberg will have the play he wrote developed into a full production after his script for “Boxed In” won the Playwrights Project’s 37th annual California Young Playwrights Contest. Winners were selected from 276 plays submitted by students from across the state. Three scripts, including “Boxed In” will receive full professional productions and one script will receive a staged reading. Declan is the youngest playwright to receive a full production in this year’s Plays by Young Writers Festival. The Temecula resident is a freshman at Western Center Academy in Hemet. He has been involved with theater since he was seven and appeared in a community theater production of The Nutcracker Ballet. Since then, he’s performed in several shows in Temecula with companies such as
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