The Antaeus Playwrights Lab Festival Lab Results include plays by Paula Cizmar and Stephanie Alison Walker
The Antaeus Playwrights Lab Festival
The Antaeus Playwrights Lab supports a select group of award-winning, mid-career writers as they develop the classics of the future. The Lab incubates new works that provide compelling roles for actors, and creates a nurturing and supportive artistic community.
Saturday, September 29
Along The River, Almost Winter
by Paula Cizmar
directed by Stephanie Shroyer
Perdita knows something is off in her life and she longs to know what happened to her mother in this update of Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale. Set along the Sacramento River Delta during the time of the Gold Rush, Along the River, Almost Winter is a journey from betrayal to forgiveness — told from the point of view of a bear.
Saturday, September 29
by Stephanie Alison Walker
directed by Eli Gonda
Gabriela is an Argentine concert cellist living a good life in Chicago with her American husband and adjusting to life as a new mom until a visit from two strangers upends everything. The Abuelas explores the long and devastating repercussions of Argentina’s military dictatorship from 1976-1983, and the heart’s capacity for forgiveness even in the face of the harshest betrayal.
The Ashland New Play Festival 2018
Winning Playwrights include
By Stephanie Alison Walker
A visit from two strangers exposes a 37-year-old secret about the
ongoing and devastating repercussions of the military dictatorship in Argentina in the 1970s and ‘80s. The Abuelas explores the heart’s capacity for resilience and forgiveness even in the face of the most incomprehensible betrayal.
Stephanie Alison Walker is a returning ANPF Fall Festival winner, previously winning in 2016 for The Madres, which is receiving four consecutive productions in Los Angeles, Chicago, San Diego, and Austin, as part of a National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere this year. The Abuelas is a companion piece. Walker is a NNPN Affiliate Artist and a member of the Playwrights Union and Antaeus Playwrights Lab. She lives in Los Angeles.
Teatro Vista will be producing the World Premiere of The Abuelas in February of 2019.
Aline Lathrop's The Hero's Wife and Minita Gandhi's Muthaland both get Jeff nominated for best new work!
Playing at the 2018 Edinburgh Festival Fringe!
The Squirrel Plays
by Mia McCullough
There’s only one thing you need to know about newlyweds Tom and Sarah: they are definitely not squirrel people. Not that they judge, of course. So when they discover a critter in their attic, they’re faced with a marriage-testing decision: to exterminate, or not to exterminate? But the squirrels aren’t only invading Tom and Sarah’s home. They’ve infested the whole neighbourhood. This time, the issue doesn’t only tear Sarah and Tom apart. It threatens the peace of an entire community. Using both absurdist humour and emotional truth, award-winning playwright Mia McCullough sheds new light on timely matters.
Aug 8-12, 14-27
THE HERO'S WIFE
by Aline Lathrop
directed by Ann Filmer and Miguel Nunez
16th Street Theater
through August 18 2018
...it’s a lacerating and relevant portrait of how hard it can be for two people to find their way home to each other in the wake of the living nightmare of war.
Kerry Reid, Chicago Tribune
The striking final moments will stay with you, as will the warmth and humor shared by the characters even as they literally fight for their relationship and try to create a world where they can exist together.
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