Friday, October 4, 2013

Playhouse on the Square is Developing Original Work. Readings Begin This Weekend

Posted By on Fri, Oct 4, 2013 at 5:17 PM

Jordan Nichols
  • Jordan Nichols
Nothing makes me happier than theater artists actively engaged in developing new and original work. The NewWorks@TheWorks Playwriting Competition, spearheaded by Jordan Nichols, represents a recommitment on behalf of Playhouse on the Square to finding plays and developing artists.

There was a time when POTS regularly produced at least one original script every year or two but, if memory serves, the practice ended sometime in the 1990's.

Submissions began in January of this year and public readings of the finalists begin this weekend.

From the press release:

A total of six finalists were selected by a panel of local directors, actors, and designers. Each play will receive a staged reading and audience feedback will help to determine which two plays will be fully produced as part of Playhouse on the Square's 2014 - 15 Season.

For a list of all finalists and more information about the competition, click here.

Memory Grove by Dean Farell Bruggeman
Saturday, October 5, 1pm at Playhouse on the Square
Four married couples face destructive, life-altering obstacles. Is love fatally misplaced? "Til death do us part" is more an omen than a vow.

CAST: Lorraine Cotten, Michael Detroit, Renée Kemper, Lisa Lynch, John Moore, Joshua Quinn, Kevin Stark, and Jacob Wingfield

Directed by Jordan Nichols

In Her Awkward Fist by Wayne Paul Mattingly
Sunday, October 6, 7pm at Playhouse on the Square
On the day of her father's burial, 14-year-old Brigette meets Marvin, a middle-aged man. Friendship quickly evolves into intimacy. Is it love or lust?

CAST: Stephen Booth, Ann Marie Hall, Carly Crawford, Erin Shelton, and Cary Vaughn

Directed by Matt Crewse

This weekend's readings:

Memory Grove by Dean Farell Bruggeman, Saturday, October 5.

In Her Awkward Fist by Wayne Paul Mattingly, Sunday, October 6th

Tickets for all readings are $10. Call 901-726-4656 or purchase ONLINE.

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