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Kathya Bello, Josie Guevara-Torres, and Kenrry Alvarado are three of the seven students who will perform in "Out of the Shadow," written by 17 high-school students during after-school workshops at the Young Playwrights' Theater.
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Kathya Bello, Josie Guevara-Torres, and Kenrry Alvarado are three of the seven students who will perform in "Out of the Shadow," written by 17 high-school students during after-school workshops at the Young Playwrights' Theater.

In a grand mansion in Northwest D.C., six high-school students are rehearsing at the nonprofit Young Playwrights' Theater. It's just a couple days until their debut at the Capital Fringe Festival.

Their show, "Out of the Shadow," explores the effects of bullying, from low self-esteem to teen suicide. Alima Shaw, a rising senior at Bell Multicultural High School, is working on the show, and she says she was bullied.

"If there's someone around and they're just a bystander and not doing anything," Shaw says, "you need to say, 'Hey, can't you see I'm being bullied?'"

Shaw and 16 other student writers collaborated to bring their insights and emotions to life.

Nicole Jost directed the show. "I was surprised by the students' bravery to talk about issues that are close to their hearts and very emotional," Jost says.

"Out of the Shadow" plays one performance only, tomorrow at noon at Fort Fringe on New York Avenue.

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