The Fountain Theatre presents RAPID DEVELOPMENT SERIES: Season 4
The Fountain Theatre's Rapid Development Series: Season 4 - Get a first look at the work of young, up-and-coming playwrights with this free, competition-style reading series designed to showcase the work of previously unproduced, Los Angeles-based playwrights under the age of 30.
Round One takes place over the course of two evenings, Monday, Dec. 11 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 11 at 8 p.m. Each evening will feature one scene from two different plays, with the playwrights choosing the scenes they feel best represent their work. At the end of each night, the audience votes. The two winning playwrights get to show off a little more in Round Two, on Sunday, Dec. 17 at 8 p.m. The single surviving play wins two performances of a staged reading on the Fountain Theatre stage in January.
Round One, GROUP A:
• Monday, Dec. 11 at 8.p.m.:
The Lighthouse by Amanda Kohr - Twenty year-old college student Jesse attempts to enjoy a post-finals beach week with her friends, but soon realizes the trip is more of a haunting memory than it is a vacation. Inspired by the Stanford rape case, The Lighthouse reveals the tumultuous aftermath of one of the most horrifyingly frequent university tragedies. This surrealist play is about the thing that happens all the time but that no one wants to talk about.
Mouse Man by Michael Herman - Step into the darkness of the human mind when an esteemed psychologist explores the inner workings of a macabre little girl who obsesses about a creature called "The Mouse Man."
Round One, GROUP B:
• Tuesday, Dec. 12 at 8.p.m.:
Losing My Religion (in 140 characters or less) by Hannah Langley - Charity, prized daughter of a radical anti-gay church, struggles with her faith after failing to convert a nice Jewish boy over Twitter. With the guidance of her alter ego, Judy Garland, and a curious bartender, Charity sees the light, leaving her church and its hateful ways behind.
Pirates Weekend: Three Nights In A Harbor by Makena Metz - Have you ever been confused about your sexuality or gender identity? Do you have a tendency to set your Facebook page to Pirate mode? Then come see this jolly farce that may answer both questions.
• Sunday, Dec. 17 at 8 .p.m.:
Come back to see a little more from each of the two Round One winners - and to determine which one wins a staged reading on the Fountain Stage.
Staged Readings of the winning play
January, 2018: dates TBA
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