We are happy to announce the dates for this year's New Play Readings Festival, which are February 20-22. Our 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners will all be presented. Our lounge will be open an hour prior to curtain for appetizers, desserts, and beverages. We're also delighted that each play's author will be in attendance for his or her reading, and audiences are invited to stay for a talk-back after the reading! Tickets are $10 per reading (free for season subscribers). For reservations, contact the Box Office at (817) 784-9378.
And - this year we'll also be having a special Playwriting Workshop, featuring Kevin Kautzman (this year's winner) and Larry Herold (2011 winner). The workshop will be Feb 22, from 4 to 6:30pm, and the playwrights will share some playwriting techniques, assign a writing challenge and lead a group discussion of the results. The class is $35 per person, or $25 for students. Interested? Contact Dana at dana [at] stagewest [dot] org.
Dream of Perfect Sleep
by Kevin Kautzman of Austin, TX, Feb 22 7:30pm
An elderly couple plan their last days on earth through a complex net made up of visiting adult children, ancient greek mythology, and Christmas in July. This sweet and affecting play marvelously explores life, our expectations of one another and the after-life.
Tower of Magic
by Tess Light of Los Alamos, NM, Feb 21 7:30pm
A young man finds himself caught up in the strange and enchanting world of his prospective in-laws while his fiancé searches her past and present to ascertain her future. Ms. Light’s unique play is infused with magic, beauty and thoughtful observations on life.
Third Place (Tie)
by Tom Horan of Austin, TX, Feb 20 7pm
This riveting 3-actor play follows multiple characters in the real-life drama of Typhoid Mary from the turn of the last century. A unique examination of our country’s past and the question of Authority vs. Individual Rights.
Fool Me Once
by Harold Smith of Sacramento, CA, Feb 22 2pm
Once jilted at the alter, a young woman just on the verge of healing is suddenly thrown back into a world of lost loves and never-realized romances except this time her list of choices has expanded. Sweet, simple and effective.