RLTP's 2014 Emanuel Fried New Play Workshop Kicks Off 9/22

RLTP's 2014 Emanuel Fried New Play Workshop Kicks Off 9/22

Road Less Traveled Productions (RLTP) has announced its schedule of public development readings of plays developed in the 2014 Emanuel Fried New Play Workshop (NPW). Admission to all of these readings is FREE to the public and will include a free cup of coffee for all attendees.

"These plays are works-in-progress," explained RLTP Literary Director Jon Elston, "and hearing them read for an audience is an integral component of each playwright's ongoing development cycle." Readings are followed by response sessions, in which the audience is often encouraged to discuss the text. "Playwrights may gain valuable insight from these discussions," Elston suggested.

2014's NPW reading series includes readings of new plays by RLTP Ensemble Member Donna Hoke, as well as Courtney Frances Fallon, Rosa Fernandez, Joy Scime, Tracy Snyder, and Winifred M. Storms.

All readings are on Mondays at 7:30PM at the Road Less Traveled Theater (RLTT) at MAFAC (Market Arcade Film & Arts Center). Doors open at 7:00PM. No latecomers will be admitted after 7:30 PM.

Dates and information are subject to change. The schedule is as follows:

9/22: Brilliant Works Of Art by Donna Hoke

Law student Abby Gates has no qualms about becoming a sugar baby to get her tuition bills paid--until it means keeping a secret from the man she loves, an artist exploring confession and thresholds of shame. Directed by Steve Braddock and featuring Paul Todaro, Genevieve Lerner and Geoff Pictor.

9/29: Apple Of My Eye by Tracy Snyder

A terrible accusation threatens to destroy an already fractured family. Directed by Mary Poindexter McLaughlin.

10/6: Bitter Muse by Courtney Frances Fallon

A young writer's torrid affair with a high school student inspires a best-selling work of creative non-fiction and sparks a vicious struggle over truth, law, ethics, and authorship. Directed by Katie Lattimer.

10/13: Curse Of The Puerto Ricans by Rosa Fernandez

A large extended family convenes for a contentious holiday meal rife with revelation. Directed by Victoria Perez.

10/20: Our Dearly Depetted by Winifred M. Storms

Mismatched members of a support group for bereaved pet owners grieve their lost loved ones, bond with each other, and confront mortality with a smile. This ensemble comedy's cast will feature MaryKate O'Connell, Victoria Perez, Adam Yellen, and more.

10/27: Dissonance by Joy Scime

Buffalo in the Sixties: the Black and Italian-American musicians unions (content in their separation) are alarmed to learn they must now unite.

RLTP's Emanuel Fried New Play Workshop supports the development of original dramatic works by local playwrights. Under the supervision of Workshop Director Kyle LoConti and Literary Manager Jon Elston, playwrights provide peer support to one another during the composition and revision of their original plays over a nine month period. RLTP then presents readings of these new plays to the public, directed by and featuring some of WNY's finest theatrical talent.

Applications for the 2015 New Play Workshop will be accepted beginning 12/1/2014. Only electronic submissions (via e-mail) will be accepted. For more information, please visit www.roadlesstraveledproductions.org or contact Jon Elston at jelston@roadlesstraveledproductions.org .

Road Less Traveled Productions (RLTP) is a professional, non-profit theatre company dedicated to the development and production of new theatrical works by Western New York playwrights, as well as presentations of esteemed modern dramas of outstanding literary merit. RLTP, a member of the National New Play Network, is located in the Market Arcade Film & Arts Centre in the Theatre District of Downtown Buffalo, NY. For more information about RLTP and to purchase tickets, please visit www.RoadLessTraveledProductions.org or call (716) 629-3069. RLTP's work is made possible through public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency.

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