Tangent Theatre Announces Final Selections for NEWvember Festival
Tangent Theatre has announced the final play selections to be featured at the 2013 NEWvember New Plays Festival. With over 300 submission from around the world, the exciting final eight plays are listed below.
NEWvember New Plays Festival
New plays. Bold voices. One weekend.
Rehearsed readings of eight new plays over four days.
Nov. 7-10, 2013
Thurs. 8pm (one act + shorter full length)
Sat. 2pm + 8p
Sun. 2pm + 6pm (one act + shorter full length)
at the Carpenter Shop Theater 60 Broadway, Tivoli, NY
-- THE PARK BENCH HERO, by Elias Diamond, centers on a modern-day Civil War re-enactor who seeks revenge on his ex-girlfriend with a help of a kid wannabe-soldier. Elias is a playwright from McMurray, Pennsylvania, who is currently completing his degree in dramaturgy at Carnegie Mellon University.
-- A POSITION OF RELATIVE IMPORTANCE, by Hal Borden, involves a hilarious case of mistaken identity and job-seeking in today's crazy blogging, corporate world. Hal, a lawyer from Philadelphia, earned a master's degree in screenwriting from the UCLA School of Theater, Film & Television, where he won the Hal Kanter Comedy Writing Award.
-- BRUTAL SELFISH RATTLESNAKE, by Aaron Weissman, has the Old West come alive...or is it dead...with murder, ghosts and music intertwined. Aaron is a Chicago-based playwright, performer, and musician, and co-founder of the experimental arts collective, the dilettantes.
-- REVEILLE, by Jessica Bedford, looks at contemporary military cadet life and the smuggling of a woman into the barracks. Jessica is an accomplished playwright, actor and teacher based in Philadelphia, and Associate Artistic Director at the Montgomery Theater.
-- DRAG THE PAST, by Shannon Reed, nimbly weaves the secrets of a woman's small town roots with those of her current big city life. Shannon is an award-winning writer and teacher currently based in Pittsburgh, where she is pursuing her MFA in Fiction.
-- WESTWARD MUTATIONS, by Kristen Palmer, journeys across America with an ill man and two teenagers, fleeing and then facing reality. Kristen is a Brooklyn-based playwright with an MFA from Hunter College where she won both the Zarkower and Goldberg Prizes, and is also Artistic Director of Oddfellows Playhouse Youth Theatre.
-- THE LONG WET GRASS, by Seamus Scanlon, sets us in 1980s Northern Ireland and the turmoil with Britain, as experienced by two childhood friends. Seamus is an award-winning author, playwright and librarian from Galway, whose short-story collection As Close As You'll Every Be was published in 2012.
-- KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON, by Melisa Annis, deals with a Welsh couple suffering the loss of their son in Iraq and new elements that come into their lives. Melisa, originally from Wales, is an accomplished New York City based writer, actor and director, and former Artistic Director of Programming for Galapagos Art Space.