4th Annual Communal Spaces Festival Moves to Brooklyn

Now in its fourth year, The Communal Spaces Festival will premiere eight new short plays inspired by and performed in community gardens in Bedford-Stuyvesant and Clinton Hill, Brooklyn. The festival will take place on the last weekend in August and the first two weekends in September. Previous festivals have included site specific performances in community gardens on the Lower East Side, East Village, Upper West Side and Harlem. In the past four years 27 new works have been presented. This year's titles include Washougal My Heart, COMPETE ME and ALTHEA THE GARDEN CANTATA.

The Communal Spaces Festival is being produced by The Motor Company, Co-Artistic Directors Lillian Meredith and Christopher Norwood. Admission is free, no reservations required. Seating is available on a first come, first serve basis and all plays run approximately 30 minutes.

More information is available at www.communitygardenproject.wordpress.com.

The Plays & Schedule
Saturday & Sunday - August 30th & 31st Saturday & Sunday - September 6th & 7th Saturday & Sundays - September 13th & 14th
Saturdays and Sundays @ 1:00 pm

The Traditionalists Written by Patrick Shaw, directed by Lillian Meredith.Ryan dropped out of high school, so he can train to be the next mayor, naturally. So how could he help three Traditionalists from the Edge Country find their disappeared children? His dad, the Mayor, will know. Location: Target Community Garden

Absolutely Somewhere Written by Nora Casey, directed by TBA. A new house. An old dog. Shampoo. Everybody's looking for something. Location: Garden of Hope

Saturdays & Sundays @ 2:30pm

Garden Sweet Garden Written by Erin Buckley, directed by Jaki Bradley."Bob and Lloyd used to live in Chelsea. Bob and Lloyd's rent went too high. Bob and Lloyd can no longer live in Chelsea. Bob and Lloyd make alternate arrangements." Location: in Target Community Garden

Poetic Memory Written by Georgette Kelly, directed by Lillian Meredith. This garden was created in memory of someone special. So was this play. In it, two friends grapple with the recent death of their dear poet-friend, and wonder what he's up to now in poet-heaven. Location: Garden of Hope

Saturdays & Sundays @ 4:00 pm

COMPETE ME Written by Angela Santillo, directed by Elizabeth Nelson.A beauty pageant, a step off, a 500-meter dash, and a botanical clash. A collision of competition and one person has to judge them all and they are burning out...fast. Location: Clifton Place Memorial Park and Garden

Washougal My Heart Written by Clare Barron, directed by Dina Vovsi.It's Victoria's 25th birthday and the whole gang is going cliff jumping for old times' sake! But the cliff's too small and the water's too cold and someone beloved is missing. Location: Classon Fulgate Block Association Garden

Saturdays & Sundays @ 5:00 pm

ALTHEA THE GARDEN CANTATA Written by Alexandra Bassett, directed by Chris Norwood. A rhythmically riotous escapade that chronicles one very particular day in the life of Althea at age 16 and also at age 96.Location: Clifton Place Memorial Park and Garden

Small Wars Written by Madeline Chilese, directed by Ilana Becker. Two lovers find themselves in the second American civil war. Both fight for different sides, both want each other back.Location: Classon Fulgate Block Association Garden

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