May Mini Festival of Plays (May 17 - 19, 2019)
FLL members are all alumna of the Short Play LAB, who present a proposal for a new work after the Short Play Festival. Membership is ongoing; writers take time off or join later, and although there is no production schedule deadline, we still maintain our goal to bring scripts to "production quality".
To this end, each Spring we offer public presentations of the work at various stages. In addition to complete drafts, we showcase excerpts of promising scripts and hope that audience members will fall in love (as we do) with these plays-in-progress.
Categories for presentation are:
1 BITS & PIECES
Scenes and/or excerpts from new works-in-progress
2 FIRST LOOK
A Complete Draft of a work-in-progress
3 UP AND COMING
A script that has benefitted from our development process but not "finished"
4 READY FOR PRIMETIME
A finished play, ready for production
5 FROM THE ARCHIVES
*Scripts previously developed in the LAB, some of which we have produced
ADMISSION IS BY DONATION ($10 suggested)
We are using the talents of 28 actors in the festival, and need support for their stipends!
Please consider making a donation, even if you cannot attend.
To make a reservation and a cash donation at the door, R.S.V.P. firstname.lastname@example.org (indicate date/time of presentation, and number attending)
FRIDAY, MAY 17
6:30-7:00pm OPENING RECEPTION
7:00-9:00pm FIRST LOOK
LEDA'S CHILDREN by Joan Castagnone
Inspired by Aeschylus' AGAMEMNON, LEDA'S CHILDREN takes place in 1975 after the violent upheavals of the 1960s. Radical revolutionaries are now working within the system, but the death of a daughter for political gain still requires a reckoning. After 10 years on the run, the leader of the movement returns, ready to resume his rightful place in the hierarchy. His wife has other plans.
SATURDAY, MAY 18
2:00-4:00pm UP AND COMING
KITTY by Ann Chamberlin
Somewhere between Victorian London and the Mormon Celestial Kingdom, Catharine "Kitty" Eddowes—who died at the hands of Jack the Ripper—fights to gain control of her eternal fate, which she never had in life. In this highly stylized play with music, Chamberlin reminds us that women can be victims in many ways.
7:00-9:00pm, UP AND COMING
TRIBES by Jennie Contuzzi
Inspired by the YA novel genre, playwright Jennie Contuzzi imagines a world divided, not by race or class, but by a person's time of birth! In this society, the Brights rule and the Nightborns submit. The Tribes, organized gangs of young Brights, are meant to keep the peace and enforce the rules. But change is coming, and key players on both sides will be caught in a deadly conflict that will redefine the status quo.
SUNDAY, MAY 19
2:00-5:00pm BITS & PIECES
BABY FEVER by Alison Lowenstein
THE LAST TRANSIT OF VENUS by Lynn Marie Macy
RIPTIDE by Alisa Zhulina
5:00-6:00pm, PANEL DISCUSSION
6:00-7:00pm, CLOSING RECEPTION
Women's Work was the featured program for the 2018 Barbour Playwriting Award, and we submitted 3 finished scripts from the the Full-length LAB as finalists! Find out more!