BWW Interview: Road Member Ann Hearn Submits One Act to the PLAYWRIGHTS' FESTIVAL
The Road Theatre Company Proudly PresentsThe Eighth Annual
SUMMER PLAYWRIGHTS FESTIVAL
8 Days! 30+ plays!
Receptions and live music nightly!
This year's festival will include a 50/50 parity of male and female playwrights and runs Sunday, July 3Oth through Sunday, August 6th at The Road on Lankershim, in the Historic Lankershim Arts Center in North Hollywood at 5108 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood and at The Road on Magnolia at 10747 Magnolia Blvd, North Hollywood at the NoHo Arts Colony!
We will feature spotlights on all the playwrights of full length and one act plays over the next few weeks. This week the spotlight shines on Ann Hearn, author of the one act Requiem for Stuart*.
What is your familiarity with The Road and the Playwrights Festival? If you have been here before how would you rate your experience? If not, why did you choose to bring your play here? Have you seen work produced here?
I've been a member of The Road for about 3 years; this as my third festival as a director, but my first as a playwright. The experience is always challenging, exciting and definitely rewarding. I've had so much to learn from the amazing actors we have here and the inspiring and unique plays we present.
What is your process for writing and rewriting? Anything you care to share here as advice for other playwrights would be welcome.
I am not primarily a writer, but as a collaborator I always write for actors I know and appreciate. I feel inspired by their talents to provide a voice to our creative selves. I am excited when I get an idea I can visualize, and hope that it fills a gap - there are never enough opportunities!
What is the value of having your work done here at The Road in California? What are your expectations and hopes for your play for the future?
At the Road, the best talents and visionaries are available to us as actors, directors and writers. I'd be challenged to think of a more talented and enthusiastic group of actors/producers/writers/dancers/singers. For the future, I'd like to expand this little play-let to a collection characters around the theme of muddling through the ordinary the best we can.
Remember: The Road on Lankershim is located in the Historic Lankershim Arts Center in North Hollywood at 5108 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood and The Road on Magnolia at 10747 Magnolia Blvd, North Hollywood at the NoHo Arts Colony! There is street parking available in both locations, but come early, at least a half hour before curtain.
Because SPF8 is a fundraiser, tickets are by donation only and are only available at the door! Suggested donation for a single performance is $15 -or this year, try a weeklong festival pass for the suggested donation of $50!
*Requiem for Stuart will play Sunday, August 6 with other one act plays on Lankershim at 8 pm.