Tess Rowan, a 15-year-old Great Falls, Virginia, resident, is one of the thousands of amazing kids in the D.C. area as she is making a difference through her passion for theater. Rowan has turned the change and challenge experienced during the pandemic into an opportunity to create and she is writing a musical. She wanted to write for the stage from an early age.
Rowan said, "I started theater when I was 5. And my parents have always encouraged me to be a part of the arts. I found so many friends through theater, and it’s just always been a great part of my life. The first time I had one of my plays recognized, I was 14, and it was for a play called ‘Mr. Stranger.’ It won the Dramafest contest at Stagedoor Manor, had the awesome opportunity to direct and continue working on that play to be later on be published."
As per wtop.com, "She has written and directed two plays. Now, Rowan is working on her third, called “Static: Noise of a New Musical.” “I knew I wanted to bring it to the stage,” Rowan said. The pandemic has made things hard, but Rowan is still working. “I’m still in the writing phase with the show, and a lot of it right now, with COVID, is trying to make audience members who would be at the theater in person feel like they’re a part of the show through creating an online platform and community,” Rowan said. Rowan’s Indie GoGo campaign is online. She also has a YouTube channel."