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IN THE PAPERS!


September 20 - 26, 2010.

Artistic Director Melody Brooks asked new members to take on the theme of IN THE PAPERS! This choice took into account the increasing media frenzy of 24 hour news channels, the blogosphere, and endless Facebook and Twitter updates as well as the Arizona “Papers Please” law (in the news in spring 2010). Each writer found her own take on this theme—from literal perspectives to more metaphorical explorations of what it means to be “without papers”. The resulting plays are as unique and diverse as the talented young writers who created them. Over the course of five months, writers revised and refined their scripts with input from our team of LAB directors, who are an integral part of the process.

We were delighted to be able to host students from the School for Classics (an NPTC Residency Project) for a performance of Mary and East, which they then used for a Play Analysis curriculum unit through the fall semester.

READ ABOUT OUR WRITERS AND DIRECTORS!

IN THE PAPERS

PROGRAM A

MARY AND EAST

by Stacy Osei-Kuffour

directed by Pat Golden

Game or no game, no one has found us ‘cause no one is looking.”

PROGRAM B

DEAD PEOPLE'S THINGS

by Ione Lloyd

directed by Jenny Greeman

“But when somebody kicks the bucket or is about to drop dead, I just follow the scent of mouthwash, bleach and Old Spice”

VANISHING PRINT

by Calla Videt

directed by Jenny Greeman

Well, someone has to take some responsibility for the current loss of language. You don’t think this has anything to do with the recent outlawing of paper?”

QUIMERA IN THE STORM

by Rosebud Ben-Oni

directed by Melody Brooks

“An unwanted who’s now on the most wanted. In the papers without papers of my own.”

Monday, Sept. 20, 8:00pm

Wednesday, Sept. 22, 8:00pm

Thursday, Sept. 23, 5:30pm

Friday, Sept. 24, 8:00pm

Saturday, Sept. 25, 5:30pm

Sunday, Sept. 26, 5:00pm

Tuesday, Sept. 21, 8:00pm

Wednesday, Sept. 22, 5:30pm

Thursday, Sept. 23, 8:00pm

Friday, Sept. 24, 5:30pm

Saturday, Sept. 25, 8:00pm

Sunday, Sept. 26, 3:00pm

PRODUCTION DESIGNER:  MEGANNE GEORGE

LIGHTING DESIGNER: JOYCE LIAO