The Barbour Playwrights Award Continues With MOMMY'S LITTLE PRINCESS

By: Mar. 22, 2018

The Barbour Playwrights Award Continues With MOMMY'S LITTLE PRINCESS

The Barbour Playwrights Award continues on Wednesday, March 28 at 7pm with a reading of Teresa Lotz's Mommy's Little Princess. In Mommy's Little Princess, Ingrid, her boyfriend, and her new roommate find a unique way to play house, upending our notions of relationship "norms" and the definition of family. Directed by Daniella Caggiano, the cast includes Cynthia Bastidas, Azalea Lewis, Kevin Hoffman, and Isabella Schiller. Doors open at 6:40 pm. The reading will be followed by a wine and cheese reception.

Now in its eleventh year, the Barbour Playwrights Award was created to celebrate new work for the theatre. Every March, the Episcopal Actors' Guild (EAG) partners with a local theatre company or playwriting program to present staged readings of new work, with one playwright being awarded a prize of $500. This year's partner is New Perspectives Theatre Company and their Women's Work Project. Lotz is one of three finalists for the 2018 Barbour Playwrights Award. Past winners have included Lynn Rosen, Laura Eason, Aaron Jafferis, and Bill Cosgriff.

The final reading of this year's Barbour Award will be Sandra A. Daley-Sharif's Straddling the Edge. Originally scheduled for Wednesday, March 21, this reading was rescheduled due to inclement weather. It will now take place on Wednesday, April 4 at 7pm.

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Teresa Lotz writes music and words including She Calls Me Firefly (Summer 2018); Red Emma & the Mad Monk by Alexis Roblan (music, Ars Nova Ant Fest 2017), A Surrealist Sort of View (music, Prospect Theater Company WORLD VIEWS - 2017 Musical Theater Lab) with book-writer/lyricist Sarah Rebell; Mommy's Little Princess (Reading, NPTC Women's Work May Mini-Festival 2017); ThreeTimesFast (book and music) with bookwriter/lyricist Naomi Matlow (Pallas Theater Table Read Series Winner 2017; The Script at Stage 74, 2017; New York Film Academy, Winter New Works Series 2016); Vinegar Tom (original music) by Caryl Churchill, The New School 2016; The Awakening (music) with bookwriter/lyricist Sarah Rebell (Reading, Musical Theatre Factory Developmental Series, Playwrights Horizons, 2016); Teresa is a member of NPTC Women's Work Lab, Dramatist's Guild, ASCAP, The League of Professional Theatre Women and a co-founder of LezCab. M.F.A. in Musical Theatre Writing, NYU. www.teresalotz.com

New Perspectives Theatre Company was founded in 1991 as a multi-racial ensemble dedicated to using theatre as an agent for positive social change. Their mission is to develop and present new plays and playwrights, particularly women and people of color; present classic plays in a style that sheds new light on our lives and work; and present theatre to under-served audiences- especially young people and communities in need- to build life skills and promote participation in our society. www.newperspectivestheatre.org

The Episcopal Actors' Guild was established in 1923 and is a charitable organization offering emergency assistance and career support to professional performers "of all faiths, and none." EAG also hosts a full calendar of events and fundraisers including concerts, variety shows, play readings, and professional workshops. Learn more at www.actorsguild.org.

When: Wednesday, March 28 at 7:00 pm

Where: Guild Hall at The Church of the Transfiguration, 1 E. 29th St., New York, NY 10016 (b/w Fifth Ave. and Madison Ave.)

Trains: R/W @ 28th St.; 6 @ 28th St.

Tickets: $15/EAG members and NPTC-affiliated artists, $20/non-members (suggested donation)

RSVP: (212) 685-2927 or reservations@actorsguild.org



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