There's an exciting collaborative playwriting project going on in my town, for a handful of youth to work with an established playwright for one-on-one mentoring and also to develop a play together to be put on in February. It's put on by an established theatre company and the Arts and Humanities Council, so not some fly by night thing. Anyway, I saw a post about it on facebook, so I wrote an email to the guy in charge of it to ask how Jesse would apply and what he would have to do to qualify, and he wrote right back and said that Jesse was already enrolled, he was referred by his drama teacher at YST and they already have his writing samples. He said we'd hear from them soon about when they get started. I cannot tell you how thankful I am for the mentors this kid has, and how great it is that they're looking out for him and putting more opportunities in his way. I have always thought he was something special, but it's nice to have some outside confirmation!