Clarice Smith presents Fearless New Play Festival, Nov 19-22, Online

Clarice Smith presents Fearless New Play Festival, Nov 19-22, Online

Fearless New Play Festival
Jennifer Barclay, festival director
Lauren Yee, keynote playwright

Thu, Nov 19, 2020 . 07:30PM to 09:30PM
Fri, Nov 20, 2020 . 07:30PM to 09:30PM
Sat, Nov 21, 2020 . 07:30PM to 09:30PM
Sun, Nov 22, 2020 . 07:30PM to 09:30PM

By: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Click here.

The Fearless New Play Festival is a four-day celebration of new scripts in development that address urgent issues of today. The festival kicks off on November 19 with a panel discussion with local theater professionals. After two weeks of rehearsals, we present a speech by a nationally renowned keynote playwright and a staged reading of their work on March 20, and staged readings of new short plays by current TDPS students and alumni on March 21 and 22.

Selected plays for the 2020 Fearless New Play Festival

By Grace (Part Two) by Agyeiwaa Asante ’18
A Tea Party by Mariel Berlin-Fischler ’14
All of my Bullies and Where They Are Now by Elizabeth Crino ’18
Ghost Story by Evangelina Hakes ’19
The Ice Room by Liz Maestri ’03
RAPunzel by Jasmine Mitchell ‘20
Tiny Ruins by April Monu ’18
Please Like Me by Jordan Resnick ’22
Loving in the Age of Social Distancing by Amber Smithers ‘20
The Tao Island by Lyra Woods ’17

Announcing Keynote Playwright Lauren Yee: The School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies is thrilled to announce that internationally-renowned playwright Lauren Yee will be our 2020 keynote playwright. Lauren Yee is a playwright, screenwriter, and TV writer born and raised in San Francisco. She currently lives in New York City.

Free, No Tickets Required, Online here.

Rude Mechanicals’ 24-Hour Zoom-Fest on Youtube

Rude Mechanicals’ 24-Hour Zoom-Fest on Youtube

The Rude Mechanicals’ 24-Hour Zoom-Fest
On-the-spot plays created in just 24 hours!
Performed live on Saturday June 20, 2020 on the Rude Mechanicals YouTube channel

Location: Online. Click here.

Produced by Claudia Bach
Technical Staging by Sam Kopel, Liana Olear, Jeff Poretsky
Emceed by Alan Duda

Presenting:
Unity, or Love in the Time of Corona
In the Pipeline
Home Coming
The Stand-In
Lovers’ Dilemma

The Muses – Original Works Project at Clarice Smith online live performance, May 9

The Muses – Original Works Project at Clarice Smith online live performance, May 9

The Muses – Original Works Project
Saturday, May 9, 2020. 5PM

Special Announcement:

Due to COVID-19 this event will be an online performance on Saturday, May 9 at 5:00PM. Watch the livestream here.

Watch Livestream.

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Online live performance.

The Muses proudly present their Original Works Projects, a memorable night of short plays created and produced by students.

Free, no tickets required

2019 One-Act Play Festival at Laurel Mill Playhouse, Jul 12-21

2019 One-Act Play Festival at Laurel Mill Playhouse, Jul 12-21

Laurel Mill Playhouse 2019 One Act Festival

Friday July 12, 2019 through Sunday July 21, 2019
Matinee performances on Sundays, July 14 and July 21 at 2:00 P.M.

Written by:
Chaz Monroe Atkinson,
Jeff Dunne,
Megan Safko
James H. Wise

Directed by
Chaz Monroe Atkinson,
Lori Bruun,
Ken Krintz,
Megan Safko,
Jen Sizer
Hillary Mazer Stishan

Produced by Maureen Rogers

Location: Laurel Mill Playhouse

Note: The One Act written by James H. Wise will only be performed July 19, 20 & 21.

Laurel Mill Playhouse 2019 One-Act Festival features a variety of plays by local playwrights, including comedies, a historic thriller and a love story!

Performances run weekends from Friday July 12, 2019 through Sunday July 21, 2019 with Friday and Saturday evening performances at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 for general admission. Admission for students (12 and under), active duty military and seniors (65 and over) is $10. Tickets can be purchased by clicking the link below. For further information, please call 301-617-9906 and press 2, or contact Maureen Rogers at maureencrogers@gmail.com or 301-452-2557.

Buy tickets here.

Fearless New Play Festival at Clarice Smith, Mar 7-9

Fearless New Play Festival at Clarice Smith, Mar 7-9

Fearless New Play Festival
March 7 – 9, 2019

Thu, Mar 7, 2019 . 7:00PM
Fri, Mar 8, 2019 . 7:00PM
Sat, Mar 9, 2019 . 7:00PM

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Dance Theatre.

TDPS’s Fearless New Play Festival is a three-day celebration of new scripts in development. The festival will kick off with a panel speech from a keynote playwright of national renown. After a week of workshops, participants will present: (1) a staged reading of the keynote playwright’s newest play, (2) staged readings of new ten-minute plays by current students, and (3) a showcase of new short plays by alumni, followed by a closing night celebration.

The selected current student plays are:
Bread & Roses by Yiwen Feng
Dakota by Olivia Litteral
Delilah Revisited by Jared Strange
Standardized by Jasmine Mitchell
Twenty Down by Jamie Bokman
Pleonasm by Jordan Resnick
I Don’t by Jordan Ealey
Szia Ruth by Amber Smithers

The selected alumni plays are:
CrossFit WonderWoman by Sam Mauceri (BA Theatre ’15)
Ceasefire by Avery Collins (BA Theatre ’16)
What to do When You’re Suicidal but You Can’t Fight Fascists When You’re Dead by Natalie Ann Valentine (BA Theatre ’13)
Field Glass by Martin Thompson (BA Theatre ’15)
It’s a Queer Thing by Radcliffe Adler (BA Theatre ’18)
The White Talk by Whitney Geohagan (BA Theatre ’18)
Terrible Lizard by Megan Meinero (BA Theatre ’12)
Sweet Dreams by Nikki Lust (BA Theatre ’17)

Tickets: General admission $10, Students Free. Click here.