History Theatre Announces RAW STAGES, 1/7-12
A 35th Anniversary Season is an excellent time to celebrate History Theatre's unparalleled track record of commissioning, developing, and producing new works for the professional stage: 112 in 35 years! An important part of the process of developing new scripts is soliciting feedback from the audience. To that end, History Theatre produces RAW STAGES, a festival of works-in-progress. Audiences are invited to see staged readings of the scripts that are currently in development and then provide feedback directly to the playwright and to History Theatre's artistic leadership. Some scripts are seen in RAW STAGES multiple times before appearing on stage; some scripts only have one public reading before they are slated for production; and occasionally a script never makes it past the staged reading phase.
This season, five of the six scripts that will be part of RAW STAGES have never had a public reading. 38: The Dakota-U.S. War was read as part of the RAW STAGES Series in the 2011-2012 season, and will be read at the Minnesota History Center which is currently showing the exhibit entitled "U.S.-Dakota War of 1862." Of the six scripts, two are tentatively scheduled to be part of History Theatre's 2013-2014 season (* see below).