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Attend the Inaugural Seattle Rep Writers Group Showcase

May 4th, 2012 by Seattle Repertory Theatre

Last November, we launched the Writers Group, a forum for playwrights, as part of our New Play Program.

The five Northwest participants – Emily Conbere, Vincent Delaney, Al Frank, Elizabeth Heffron, and Stephanie Timm – have been hard at work attending biweekly meetings, utilizing Seattle Rep resources and perfecting their plays….and now they’re ready to share them with the community!

Seattle Rep's Writers Group (pictured from left to right): Emily Conbere, Vincent Delaney, Stephanie Timm, Elizabeth Heffron, and Al Frank.

Come on down to Seattle Rep on the following Fridays at 3 p.m. to catch their new works:

May 4 – Foreclosure
by Vincent Delaney, directed by Anita Montgomery 
What happens when your best friends lose their home but refuse to leave it? Foreclosure examines what we really owe our neighbors and takes a sharply comical look at a modern collapse that shows no sign of ending.

May 11 – The Harold Scholarship 
by Emily Conbere, directed by Erin Kraft
After the loss of their son six months prior, Mr. and Mrs. Harold invite the son’s best friend to spend the weekend with them. During this time, they offer him a scholarship with stakes that are exceedingly high.

May 18 – The Weatherman Project 
by Elizabeth Heffron and Kit Bakke, directed by Sheila Daniels
How far would you be willing to go to fix the problems you see in your country? In 1968, five young people are about to find out.

June 1 – Ain’t No Place Like Home 
by Al Frank, directed by Kaytlin McIntyre
Long days, late June. Seattle is heating up. People camping in the I-5 greenbelt known as ‘the jungle’ worry about change. With no place else to go, they’re hoping a peaceful summer will keep them out of the spotlight – at least until after the Fireworks.

June 15 – Rats in the Garden of Eden 
by Stephanie Timm, directed by Kathleen Collins
When Pearl shows up at her younger sister Opal’s doorstep with a suitcase and a box of “sensual products” to sell after a long, mysterious absence, she finds Opal living in an insular world of romance novels and poetry. Rats in the Garden of Eden explores what happens when someone has to choose between fantasy or reality—one leads to madness, the other to inevitable disappointment.

The Writers Group at one of their very first meetings.

More information is available online at www.seattlerep.org/Plays/NewPlays. All play readings will take place at 3 p.m. in Seattle Rep’s PONCHO Forum. They are free and open to the public.

Following this year’s showcase, the writers will begin work on their new plays that they will be presenting next year. Applications for the 2012 – 2014 cycle will be accepted starting this June.  



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