Heckle Her Productions Stages Reading of Adrienne Dawes' TEEN DAD Today
Join Heckle Her Productions for a FREE public reading of a new comedic play in development.
Abby's parents were just teenagers when she was born, outsiders heavy into the alternative/grunge scene in Peoria,IL. Due to the extremely volatile nature of their relationship, her parents broke up shortly after Abby's birth and her mother Tanya assumed responsibility of Abby.
When Tanya gets engaged to John, a mild-mannered social worker, Abby orchestrates an invitation for her biological father Thom to join them on a weekend vacation to a beachfront property in a conservative gated community. The family is forced indoors to heal the wounds of the past, let go and grow up.
This workshop was developed with support from ScriptWorks' Seed Support Fund. For more information about ScriptWorks, visit www.scriptworks.org.
ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT: Adrienne Dawes is a writer, producer and sometime performer from Austin, TX. Her work has been produced by American Repertory Theatre of London, Live Girls! Theatre, Little Fish Theatre Company, New England Academy of Theater, New Jersey Repertory Company, Hyde Park Theater, St Idiot Collective, and American Theater Company (Chicago, IL). Her plays have been published by Playscripts, Inc, Smith & Kraus, Heuer Publishing, Heartland Plays and Vintage Books.
Adrienne is the recipient of the Stanley and Evelyn Lipkin Prize for Playwriting, Marchbanks Family Foundation Grant, a Fringe Festival Commission Award, Seed Support Grant and Finer Point Funding Grant from ScriptWorks. She was named a semifinalist for the 2003 Mildred and Albert Panowski Playwriting Award, 2013 Risk is THIS Festival (Cutting Ball Theater) and 2012 Princess Grace Award. Her play Am I White was recognized as a finalist for the 2012 O'Neill National Playwrights Conference and 2012 Bay Area Playwrights Festival.
ABOUT HECKLE HER: Heckle Her Productions is a process-focused production company which produces work for the stage and screen. Heckle Her aims to create bold, exciting new comedic works that explore the humor of humanity, make the strange familiar and discover the universal truths of personal mythology. Also Adrienne Dawes is a woman.
Heckle Her's first Austin production was the regional premiere of musical comedy Never Have I Ever: The Musical which ran for 6 performances in February 2014.
New Play Reading: TEEN DAD
Written and Directed by Adrienne Dawes
Starring: Kristen Bennett, Aja Brimm, Victor Steele, David Higgins and Krysta Gonzales.
Tonight, May 13, 2014, at 8:00 p.m.
Salvage Vanguard Theater (Studio) | 2803 E Manor Rd | Austin, TX 78722
Tickets are FREE, donations accepted. Advance reservations are strongly recommended: https://www.artful.ly/store/events/2571