The Studio Collaborative: LBP NEW WORKS FESTIVAL 2019
Company: LBP New Works Committee producing
Dates: March 29 & 30 @ 8pm, 2019.
The annual festival nurtures emerging and established playwrights to develop new scripts. Reading 100+ scripts a year, the New Works Literary Committee chooses two top plays to receive a staged reading with critical feedback from professional theatre critics and audience talk back.
THIS YEAR’S WINNING SHOWS:
- SHRUTI GUPTA CAN TOTALLY DEAL by J. Stephen Brantley
- THE DYING DECLARATION OF MADGE OBERHOLTZER by Raegan Payne
SHRUTI GUPTA CAN TOTALLY DEAL (Reading on Friday, March 29, 2019)
WRITTEN BY: J. Stephen Brantley
DIRECTOR: Evan Battle
Shruti Gupta is a DACA recipient in her senior year of medical school. But when Irish actor Liam appears in Shruti’s patient communications simulation exam, a cross-cultural romance blossoms that finds them having to navigate cultural traditions and what it means to be ‘American’.
THE DYING DECLARATION OF MADGE OBERHOLTZER (Reading on Sat., March 30, 2019)
WRITTEN BY: Raegan Payne
DIRECTOR: Holland Renton
Taking place in Indiana between the years of 1915 – 1925, the play follows the story of Madge as she navigates the social, racial, and gender inequalities of the era.