The Road Theatre's Summer Playwrights Festival 8 includes Elevator Girl by Donna Hoke and Quiver by Jenni Lamb
Elevator Girl by Donna Hoke
Elevator Girl was never meant to be more than an urban legend, a sexual revenge fantasy cum comic character created by Vanessa and her graphic illustrator boyfriend.
Quiver by Jenni Lamb
Quiver explores our relationship to our surroundings and habitat, and our deep need to connect with nature. It also delves into the way we experience the end of relationships, childhood, and life itself.
Teatro MILAN presents....
Happy by Robert Caisley
Alfred is happy about his life. He's happy with his job. He's happy with his marriage. He's even happily raising his special needs daughter. However, when his best friend invites him to meet the latest woman in his life, things spin out of control.
Detroit Repertory presents the Michigan premiere of...
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May 31 - July 1, 2018
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Andrea Stolowitz’s plays have been developed and presented nationally and internationally. The LA Times calls her work “heartbreaking” and the Orange County Register characterizes her approach as a “brave refusal to sugarcoat issues and tough decisions.” Andrea’s latest play, Berlin Diary, was presented at English Theatre Berlin/International Performing Arts Center in October 2016 and Portland’s Coho Theater in April 2017. The Portland Mercury writes "If the news cycle has you feeling numb right now, it’s possible Stolowitz’s story will jolt you awake…When an old man seated next to me burst into tears in the play’s final moments, he seemed to be speaking for all of us." Andrea works as a collaborating writer with the award-winning devised theater company, Hand2Mouth Theatre (www.H2M.org). Her current collaboration, Pep Talk, is touring nationally. The San Francisco Chronicle says “The genius of Pep Talk is that it is at once a collective unburdening…while also being very funny and self-aware.” She is currently at work on their latest collaboration, Psychic Utopia. Andrea is the Lacroute Playwright-in-Residence at Artists Repertory Theatre where she has just received a new play commission. An MFA playwriting alumna of UC-San Diego, Andrea has served on the faculties at Willamette University, The University of Portland, Duke University and UC-San Diego.
Andrea Stolowitz received a commission from Artists Rep's Table|Room|Stage to develop her new play Refugee Radio. Andrea is also the Lacroute Playwright-in-Residence at Artists Rep until 2019. In 2017, Andrea was named one of Playwrights' Center Core Writers, a program that will extend to 2020.
Andrea Stolowitz is one of New Dramatists 8 Playwriting Residents
Berlin Diary by Andrea Stolowitz
Finalist for the 2017 Oregon Book Award
In 1936 Dr. Max Cohnreich escapes Berlin, Germany and arrives in NYC settling there with his immediate family. In 1939 he writes about his experiences in a diary written for his as yet unborn grandchildren. In 2013 his great-granddaughter finds the diary at the archives at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. In 2015 she travels to Berlin to find clues about the life he describes and the people she never knew. The parallel lives of the characters create a narrative about the search for home and family which operates at the border of reality and memory and the intersection of national history and private lives. A story about remembering and forgetting.
Little Candle Presents World Premiere Play About The 2008 Mortgage Crisis
by BWW News Desk Jul. 13, 2017
In 2008, playwright Stephanie Alison Walker and her husband were among the 1 in 54 homeowners to receive a foreclosure notice when the American housing market collapsed. As she fought to save her home and her marriage, Walker penned the first draft of American Home. In this powerful drama, opening August 26 at the Fremont Centre Theatre, a young couple faces eviction from the dream house they stretched to buy, an elderly widow falls prey to a reverse mortgage scheme, and a minister of the prosperity gospel must face the flock she's led astray. American Home takes an unflinching look at the impossible choices people make when faced with losing everything and, ultimately, celebrates the powerful resilience of community and the human spirit.
Walker's popular blog, LOVE IN THE TIME OF FORECLOSURE - featured by the Los Angeles Times, NPR, Business Week Magazine, Chicago Magazine, Huffington Post Live and ABC World News Tonight with Diane Sawyer - has been called "a heartbreaking work of staggering acceptance" and her play, American Home, is a work of that same tone and caliber.
"I was astounded, when I first read the script," says Little Candle Productions co-founder and Managing Director Betsy Roth, "That a piece dealing with this subject matter as deeply and personally as Stephanie does could still leave me with sense of hope. At Little Candle, we are passionate about creating theatre that affirms our audiences, that looks at the human experience through a lens that shows us that even our own brokenness is not beyond repair, and American Home absolutely hits the mark."
American Home runs August 26 - September 24 2017
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