NEWvember New Plays Festival 2012
With over 300 submissions we presented these six exciting plays selected for the 2012 NEWvember festival. Received via blind submission and reviewed by our panel of up to seven readers (we didn't know who the writers were until after selection), audiences loved these bold and compelling works.
Tangent Theatre Company
in association with AboutFACE Ireland present
NEWvember New Plays Festival
November 8 - 11, 2012
Thursday 8pm; Friday 8pm; Saturday 2pm & 8pm
Sunday 2pm & 6pm
@ The Carpenter Shop Theater | 60 Broadway Tivoli, NY 12583
Directions: Tivoli is in Northern Dutchess County, New York, approximately 100 miles north of New York City and 50 miles south of Albany. Route 9G to county road 78; west on 78 (aka Broadway) into Tivoli village, straight through intersection, the Carpenter Shop Theater is just on the left (through red fence). Follow signs for parking. For more detailed directions, please click here.
(photos: Michael Rhodes and Jennifer Skura read at 2011 festival; Carpenter Shop sign)
The festival line up:
Thursday, Nov. 8 @ 8pm
Green River by Rachel White
Edith must choose between life in a defunct mining town or a chance with Charlie, a lonely drifter who senses her repressed ambition and aims to draw it out. (Please join Rachel for a talk-back after her play.)
Rachel, a Louisville native, earned her MFA in playwriting from the New School for Drama. She has had workshops and productions at the New School for Drama, the American Globe Theatre, the Midtown International Theatre Festival and the Ensemble Studio Theatre/LA. She currently teaches English and Drama at Spalding University in Louisville. Rachel's play, Broken Wing, was featured in last year's NEWvember festival.
We raised a glass to our opening night at Murray's of Tivoli. (76 Broadway, Tivoli)Friday, Nov. 9 @ 8pm
(Please join James for a talk-back following his play.)
A graduate of Harvard Law School, James is a Dramatists Guild Fellow in New York, whose plays have been developed at the O’Neill National Playwright’s Conference, the Humana Festival, the New Repertory Theater in Boston, Irish Repertory Theatre in New York, and at theaters and festivals all over the country.
Saturday, Nov. 10 @ 2pm
The Prediction by Michael De Vito
In 1935, a family of German Jews escapes the Nazis aboard a freighter bound for Cuba. Officially denied entry, they must decide whether to return to Germany to take their chances, or enter Cuba illegally, and dangerously. (Please join Michael for a talk-back following his play.)
Michael holds a Masters in English Literature from Brooklyn College and currently teaches High School English in Westchester. His plays have been produced around the country, including New York’s Fringe Festival, Boomerang Theater, The Playwrights Group and Emerging Artists Theater.
For a bite in Tivoli, visit Broadway Pizza. (49 Broadway, Tivoli)
Saturday, Nov. 10 @ 8pm
How the Dog Runs by Dan O'Neil
A young couple intends to celebrate their engagement and meet her family, but instead find themselves in the midst of an imminent death at a lakeside cabin. (Please join Dan for a talk-back after his play.)
Dan is an award-winning writer for stage and screen, and holds a B.A. in performance from the University of Minnesota and an MFA in dramatic writing from Carnegie Mellon University. His works have been developed or produced at Allbright College, the Kennedy Center American Theater and the Great Plains Theater festival, among numerous others. He is a 2011-12 Playwright’s Center Core Apprentice.
And then we headed to Santa Fe for some post-show cheer. (52 Broadway, Tivoli)
Sunday, Nov. 11 @ 2pm
The Widow of Tom's Hill by Aleks Merilo
In 1918, a young sailor and widow from opposite sides of a military quarantine engage in a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse, putting not only their lives in the balance but the village, and perhaps the country, as well. (Aleks is unable to attend, but we will hold a discussion and send the Q+A to him.)
Aleks is an award-winning playwright from Palo Alto, CA whose plays have received numerous productions, including the Pasadena Playhouse, Urban Stages New York, the Pittsburgh New Work Festival and The Old Globe in San Diego.
Sunday, Nov. 11 @ 6pm
Love/Sick by John Cariani
A series of love stories - some gone wrong and others gone right - explore romance in the suburban jungle. (Please join John for a talk-back following his play.)
John is a Tony-nominated actor and a playwright, best known for his role as Julian Beck on Law & Order and for his play, Almost, Maine, which premiered at Portland Stage Company in 2004, opened Off-Broadway in 2006 and is now one of the most frequently produced plays in the world.
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