Lost Girls Theatre to Host Reading of DREAMS OF THE PENNY GODS
Lost Girls Theatre will present a reading of Callie Kimball's Dreams of the Penny Gods, directed by Co-Founding Artistic Director Andie Arthur on February 8, 2016 at the Deering Estate.
Bug's just your average 13-year-old girl whose family is hiding out in a storage facility. So naturally, she's transformed herself into a high priestess who's trying to raise the dead. On this particular summer day, her incantations seem to work, setting off an acceleration of events ending in a rough Armageddon that launches her into the world.
Dreams of the Penny Gods was the Winner of the 2012 Rita and Burton Goldberg Playwriting Award at Hunter College and was an honorable mention on the 2015 Kilroy's List of best unproduced plays by female playwrights. It will be produced in Chicago this season by Halcyon Theatre.
Callie Kimball's plays have been produced or developed at Washington Shakespeare Company, Lark Play Development Center, Mad Horse Theatre, Halcyon Theater, Project Y Theatre, the Kennedy Center, The Brick Theater, and elsewhere. She earned her MFA in Playwriting from Hunter College, studying under Tina Howe and Mark Bly, and has received a MacDowell Fellowship, a Ludwig Vogelstein grant, a Playwrights' Center Core Apprenticeship, and won the Rita & Burton Goldberg Playwriting Award two years in a row. She was a finalist for the Clubbed Thumb Biennial Award, a finalist for Kitchen Dog Theater's New Works Festival, and a nominee for The Kilroys' 2014 List. She has written for NPR, Wired.com, Theatre Communications Group, & the Dramatists Guild. She will have three world premieres in the 2014-15 season: JENNY1538 at the Portland Fringe Festival, ALLIGATOR ROAD at Mad Horse Theatre, and RUSH at The Players' Ring in Portsmouth, NH. She telecommutes as a Production Manager for NBCUniversal in New York, and teaches playwriting at the Maine College of Art in Portland.
"Kimball has a really great voice and perspective that isn't often seen in South Florida Theatre. I'm really excited that we're doing a reading of this play," said Arthur.