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WOMEN'S WORK IS BLOOMING IN MAY!


We are deligted to announce our May Mini Fest of readings from the Women's Work
FULL-LENGTH LAB!

FLL members are all alumna of the Short Play LAB, who present a proposal for a new work after the Short Play Festival. Membership is ongoing; writers take time off or join later, and although there is no production schedule deadline, we still maintain our goal to bring scripts to "production quality".

To this end, each Spring we offer public presentations of the work at various stages. In addition to complete drafts, we showcase excerpts of promising scripts and hope that audience members will fall in love (as we do) with these plays-in-progress.

Categories for presentation are:

BITS & PIECES: Scenes and/or excerpts from new works-in-progress

FIRST LOOK: A Complete Draft of a work-in-progress

UP AND COMING: A script that has benefitted from our development process but not "finished"

READY FOR PRIMETIME: A finished play, ready for production

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Scripts previously developed in the LAB, some of which we have produced

ADMISSION IS BY DONATION ($10 suggested)

We are using the talents of 28 actors in the festival, and need support for their stipends!

Please consider making a donation, even if you cannot attend.

To make a reservation and a cash donation at the door, R.S.V.P. newper37@gmail.com(indicate date/time of presentation, and number attending)

SCHEDULE:

Sunday, May 20: 5:00pm, UP AND COMING; OPENING RECEPTION

IT STARTED WITH A KISS by Cara Hall, directed by Melody Brooks

Breaking up is hard to do...especially when you're the one left behind. When Coutney leaves her over-achieving girlfriend Charlie, the consrquences radiate throughout their circle for friends, and Charlie must decide how far she is willing to go for payback.

Monday, May 21: 3:00pm, READY FOR PRIMTEIME

SPENDID GRACE by Charlotte Ortiz Colavin, directed by Melissa Skirball

In this epic story of three women carrying on their quiet and seemingly uncomplicated lives, Colavin asks the eternal question, "you ever wonder what it would be, if it wasn't this?"

Monday, May 21: FIRST LOOK

KITTY by Ann Chamberlin

Somewhere between Victorian London and the Mormon Celestial Kingdom, Catharine "Kitty" Eddowes—who died at the hands of Jack the Ripper—fights to gain control of her eternal fate, which she never had in life. In this highly stylized play with music, Chamberlin reminds us that women can be victims in many ways.

Tuesday, May 22: 7:00pm, READY FOR PRIMETIME

SPENDID GRACE by Charlotte Ortiz Colavin, directed by Melissa Skirball,

Wednesday, May 23: 7:00pm, BITS & PIECES; CLOSING RECEPTION

iOPEN by Alisa Zhulina (excerpt)

TRIBE by Jennie Contuzzi (excerpt)

MODERATED DISCUSSION : The Trials and Triumphs of Women Playwrights

Moderator: Kimberly Loren Eaton

with LAB members past and present: Charlotte Ortiz Colavin, Jennie Contuzzi, Sandra Daley-Sharif, Cara Hall, Teresa Lotz, Alexis Roblan

Women's Work was the featured program for the 2018 Barbour Plawriting Award, and we submitted 3 finished scripts from the the Full-length LAB as finalists! Find out more!