IMPRINT theatreworks Announces Their Inaugural Season
IMPRINT theatreworks presents their Inaugural Season: Built for Longing.
Built for Longing (a theme borrowed from a lyric in their first musical selection) is a Season that focuses on the internal desire for more and how it can unravel us. From needing to be on top, to fantasizing about a past lover, to starting a revolution, and to always wondering what it's like on the other side, Built for Longing features four emotionally honest, powerful, and driven pieces of theatre that will leave IMPRINT's audiences touched and excited for our vision.
"We are thrilled about our Season and what it represents. We chose to focus on four shows that are not only extremely relevant to today's audiences but tell very real, powerful, and intense stories.
We've bookended the Season with exciting takes on two contemporary classics. Then, in the middle are two area premieres, both written by female playwrights and featuring strong female roles, two things which we are very passionate about.
These ensemble driven pieces are powerful, truthful, and fresh...and we can't wait for our audiences to see them."- Ashley H. White, Co-Artistic Director
"Theatre is a world built on dreams. We all have them. We all think about lives that are not our own. But do we let those fantasies rule us, guide us or even destroy us?
That fundamental human trait is what we are exploring in our first season, Built for Longing. We will begin and end with two modern masterpieces focusing on the hopes of those who feel the world is ignoring them and passing them by. Then, in the middle are two area premieres that deal with the unbridled passion and drive that forces us to do both good and evil.
Join us this year, be a real part of our ensemble, and experience the journey in being "Built for Longing." - Joe Messina, Co-Artistic Director
IMPRINT theatreworks 2018 Season: Built for Longing:
Glengarry Glen Ross by David Mamet, January 12-27, 2018 A reimagining of the American Classic, focusing on a group of men caught in the cut-throat chase for their piece of the American Dream. An unrelenting examination of high-pressure sales culture and those who get lost in it.
Directed by Ashley H. White, Bath House Cultural Center
The First Impressions Festival for Local Playwrights, February 21-24, 2018 Over one week in February, several local playwrights will have their works read and enjoyed by audiences, directors, and producers alike. The festival will also feature panels, talk-back sessions, cocktail hours, and networking opportunities geared toward providing awareness, opportunities, and support for the playwrights we have right here at home. We will begin accepting submissions in September.
Lake Level @ the Bath House Cultural Center
Murder Ballad conceived and with book by Julia Jordan and Music and Lyrics by Juliana Nash, April 27-May12, 2018 A racy and fully immersive rock opera, Murder Ballad is a violent and lurid New York City tale that is both startling and honest in its portrayal of a tragic modern day love triangle. A steamy exploration of the complications of love, the compromises we have to make, and the betrayals that ultimately undo us. DFW Premiere.
Directed by Ashley H. White
Lake Level @ the Bath House Cultural Center
The Revolutionists by Lauren Gunderson, July 20-August 5, 2018 A brutal and irreverent historical comedy about four women who made the ultimate sacrifice in their fight for art, feminism, freedom, and the need to change the world. The Revolutionists is a witty, non-stop experience that presents a powerful message. Sometimes, a revolution needs a woman's touch. Regional Premiere.
Co-Directed by Ashley H. White and Joe Messina, Location TBA
Blood Brothers, a musical by Willy Russell, October 26-November 11, 2018 This hilarious, provocative, and heartbreaking musical tells the unforgettable story of twins separated at birth who grow up on opposite sides of class and culture. A timely and powerful portrayal of the class divide and its effects, Blood Brothers is an emotional journey from beginning to its shattering end and was one of the West End's most beloved and longest running musicals.
Directed by Joe Messina, Location TBA
Auditions and Ticket Sales
Audition dates will be announced soon and tickets will be available through IMPRINT theatreworks' website, www.imprinttheatreworks.org. Tickets will start at $25 and Season Passes, set at $80, are on sale now.