New Play Festival

June 10th, 2018

Curated by: Michael Steven Schultz

 

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  • July
    2018
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  • Sat.
  • Sun.



 

Curtain times: Friday at 8 pm / Saturday at 8 pm / Sunday at 2 pm
 
Ticket Prices: Admission $10 online or at the door. Subscription vouchers for the current season are also accepted.

 


 
These are readings (not staged works) with the primary purpose of allowing the playwrights to see how their works “play.” We absolutely want friends and family (and “others!”) to come and participate in the feedback discussions.
 


 

In July 2018, the Players Club will again provide a space for some New Plays to be heard. Up to four plays will be selected, and each will be given a single-night reading, to allow the playwright to hear his/her work and take their play to the next level. We invite our PCS community to come discover new work, and participate in sharing your responses with the artists.

 


 

WE ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE SELECTIONS FOR THIS YEAR’S FESTIVAL

 

REV by Rachel Bykowski (Chicago)
Directed by LeAnne Mangano
 
A Midwestern, middle class story about what makes you call a piece of land, home. Camaro Gibson loves only three things in this life: strawberry glazed donuts, her Daddy, and Route 66. For the last ten years, since her daddy passed away, she has been trying to get that baby to rev, to take Route 66 all the way across the country to the end. But until then she shows up for work every day. Whether it’s the motor oil, diesel fuel, or rusty carbonators, she keeps plunging her hands in the grease because it feels like home.
WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF YOU KNEW? by Gwen Ottinger (Philadelphia)
Directed by Dani Kennedy
 
Seventeen-year old Toni is in danger. Her friend Emma could be her best ally in escaping her abusive mother, but Toni is ashamed of her circumstances and desperate to keep Emma from discovering the truth. As the girls’ growing closeness disrupts the status quo in both of their homes, Toni and Emma each must make difficult choices between her friend, her family, and her future
HAVING A BALL WITH GOD by David Garrett Shaw (Levittown)
Directed by Tim Oskin
 
Chad is in a hotel, getting high with “JC”. An outrageous, funny and thoughtful cavalcade of arguments, writing on the walls, sleep deprived madness, personal accountability and an eight-ball of crystal meth. Will Chad’s long conversation with “JC” lead him finally to rehab?

 


 

We have not yet decided which play will be on which date. We will announce cast lists and other information as we have it.
 

We received 42 plays to consider, and we thank Kathleen Senkow and Tom Irvin for their participation in the selection process. We chose nine plays for final consideration, and want to give honorable mention to the six we did not select; they are all worthy plays, and we hope they find a reading or production somewhere.
 
Bleeding in B&W by Rick Goodwin
 
Blood in Your Bones by Bex Frankeberger
 
Go Down, Moses by Dana Leslie Goldstein
 
Mortar and Pestle by Stuart Warmflash
 
Onaje by Robert Bowie
 
The Quiet Zone by Augusto Amador

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