McKenna's The Secret Agenda of Trees, mentored by Lynn Nottage, is about a 13-year-old's troubled home life in the Appalachian backwoods. Fodor's 100 Saints You Should Know, mentored by Jules Feiffer, is about a single mother working as a maid who investigates the mysterious disappearance of a priest.
Gil-Sheridan's Topsy Turvy Mouse, mentored by Michael Weller, is about a kid whose parents served in Iraq.
The Mentor Project teams up-and-coming playwrights with experienced mentors as the playwrights hone their plays in preparation for a showcase production at the Cherry Lane.
The Cherry Lane Theatre is a 38 Commerce Street. For more information call (212) 989-2020 ext. 21 or visit www.cherrylanetheatre.org.