REVOLVE Detroit, TO SAVE ONE and More Set for Magenta Giraffe Theatre, Fall 2013
Magenta Giraffe is offering playwrights a new opportunity to gain valuable insight into their work by participating in a series of ongoing monthly workshops. Actors, directors and producers are invited to attend and participate as well. The workshop is designed to act as an avenue for fellow professionals to meet, share talents and work with playwrights to develop scripts to a production-ready level.
At each monthly workshop, selected scripts are read for the group by attending actors, followed by a discussion session led by a Magenta Giraffe facilitator. The first workshop is scheduled to take place on Sunday, September 22, 2013, at 6:00 p.m. at a location in Detroit to be determined.
To Save One
Magenta Giraffe Theatre Company and author ElizaBeth Dembrowsky of New York City are partnering on an experimental piece of art that bridges the gap between theatre and literature. Dembrowsky's TO SAVE ONE explores the story of an American-born woman and a Romanian-born man who meet in New York, fall in love, want to get married, but have to convince the American government to let them spend the rest of their lives together in the United States. But the story is not just about one couple, or one train of thought, or one country. It is about everyone's love, all of our needs, and the hope that grit and hard work will eventually win out.
The staged reading of TO SAVE ONE at Magenta Giraffe Theatre Company will be performed in autumn of 2014. Various other programs and workshops related to the novel will be announced as the artistic process progresses.
The Magenta Giraffe Theatre Company is a nonprofit organization that acts to eliminate apathy, violence, prejudice and barriers to education through theatre productions, projects and programs; and further acts to reestablish and expand Detroit's theatre district.