BEHOLD! It’s Issue V of the Monthly Wash. It’s been awhile we know but it certainly has been worth the wait! We’ve got some super #newplays on the horizon many of which will be presented in dark air conditioned theaters so get your tickets and get your chill on with some icy cool theatre.
FROM GINA FEMIA | THE VIOLET SISTERS and SUPER, OR, HOW CLARK GRAVES LEARNED TO FLY
Watch as Gina Femia doubles down on this month’s wash. She’s got two plays on the starting block all just within a few days of each other!
Part of New York Madness’ Inaugural MadLab, first up, The Violet Sisters. Following Pam who comes home to attend her father’s funeral in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, only to be greeted by an angry sister, a dilapidated house and a past she can’t escape.
If you missed this awesome play at LRR’s full length festival Soap Gets in Your Eyes, here’s your chance for redemption. The MadLab production is directed by Michele Travis and stars Romy Nordlinger and Stacey Raymond.
Rolling out next is March Forth Productions presentation of Super, or, How Clark Graves Learned to Fly. The play examines the shrinking of the middle class as seen through the eyes of a typical American Family –The Graves. Intercut with scenes from Clark’s comic book world, this play explores the increasing hunger crisis as it spreads across America, asking the questions How do we learn to Fly? And what does it really mean to be Super?the increasing hunger crisis as it spreads across America, asking the questions How do we learn to Fly? and What does it really mean to be Super?Dot cannot stop picking her skin, Father Samuel has gotten mean and Clark –well, Clark is trying to be everyone’s hero, including his new girlfriend, Laney.
Both of these events are FREE! FREE! FREE! Details for both are below!
The Violet Sisters | Thursday, July 2 at 8:00 pm | IRT Theater (154 Christopher Street) | RESERVE HERE
Super, or, How Clark Graves Learned to Fly | July 6th at 7:30 pm | Under St. Mark’s (94 St. Mark’s Place) |No reservation needed just show up!
FROM NATALIE WILSON | IN TRANSIT
Happy Canada Day! From July 29th – August 2nd Natalie Wilson’s short play IN TRANSIT — originally developed for LRR’s short forms series “Now Boarding J/K! #fml #delayed” — will be featured in the New Play Development Showcase of New Plays in Montreal, Canada this summer! The workshop is part of the annual ATHE (Association for Theater In Higher Education) conference. Natalie will be working with an esteemed international team of collaborators, including director Andrea Grapko, dramaturg Julia Listengarten, scenographer Tali Ariav, and actors Leah Roy and Cindy Gendrich.
You can’t get tickets to this one folks but you can wish Natalie luck on her journey north of the border!
OTHER THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW
There’s only a few more days left for f*ckfest at The Brick curated by our own Mariah MacCarthy | Tim Erickson has two shows running The Firebird at Planet Connections Theatre Festivity and Cymbeline | Satelite member Lauren Ferebee is doing some Scrappy Shakespeare down in Spartanburg, SC | Matt Barbot’s play BOLDLY GO is part of The Navigators Theater Company’s Lift-Off Series
That’s it for now, more to come in August, there’s always more to come!