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Meet the Playwright: Lee Raines

Lee Raines (left) wrote the final Bare Essentials reading in our Festival series, Rick and Ricky. Read on to learn a little more about Lee and the play we’ll be seeing tomorrow night!

Tell us a little about yourself.
I grew up in the suburbs, of Washington DC. In 1977, a year after graduating from the Univ. of MD, I moved to New York City, and worked in the theater as a performer for about 15 years and then took a corporate marketing job at Time Inc., where I worked for over 20 years, managing to keep active in various theater projects. Since retiring from Time Inc., I’ve thrown myself into playwriting and have returned to my first love, the theater.
Over the last several years I’ve been living in Philadelphia and Atlanta. On my first move to Atlanta (2011-2013) I joined Working Title Playwrights and then re-joined when I returned in 2015.
My Georgia roots run deep. My Mom, Dad, and entire extended family hails from Turner County in central South Georgia. Some readers might be familiar with a giant peanut by the I-75. That’s Turner County. Currently, my husband Drew and I live in Tyrone, GA, where we are raising our teenage niece, Meredith.

Please share in your own words a little about the play we’ll be seeing.
The play is a comic love story set in New York City during the onset of the AIDS crisis. Rick and Ricky are completely infatuated with each other but soon realize they don’t agree on anything. They break up, but remain close friends. The AIDS crisis disrupts their lives and intensifies their relationship, testing the limits of their love.

What inspired you to write this play?
The character of Ricky is based on a real person, Ricky Varetta, who died in 1985 due to complications from AIDS. He was an astonishing, unforgettable person, especially his deep belief in the power of forgiveness. I’m a long-term survivor, and having lived through the AIDS crisis in New York City in the 1980s, I feel an urgency to tell the stories of what I experienced.

What is the importance of staged readings in your own creative process and the development of your play?
I can’t imagine writing a play without staged readings, especially a comedy. Audiences tell you the truth. Which means I’ll hear the jokes that don’t land, (painful!) or parts where the story starts to sag or gets confusing. When the words are still on the page, playwrighting can be deceptive – everything makes sense to me. When an audience is reacting in real-time, hearing the words, it’s a healthy dose of reality.

What do you hope to get out of this Bare Essentials reading process?
I’ve heard most of the scenes in the first half of the play in front of a live audiences during Monday Night Critique Sessions at WTP, and have rewritten much of the play based on the feedback. But this is the first time I’ll hear the entire piece, the first time actually working with a director and actors – it’s a whole new level in the process. The play is at the right point for a reading. I need to find out if and where the train falls off the tracks.

What has your experience with this reading been so far?
Being chosen for the Bare Essentials reading series is thrilling and terrifying. I love the encouragement, who wouldn’t, but everything suddenly became real. I haven’t had a rehearsal yet, but meeting with Ryan and Amber, discussing the script, and the pressure of a reading has already sharpened and intensified my writing.

Where else can we see your work, recently, currently or in the near future?
I wrote and produced a benefit for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS at the Laurie Beechman Theatre in NYC last March. The show sold out, raised a lot of money and there were two idols of mine, Chita Rivera and Moises Kaufmann, in the audience. I’m developing material from that show. I also performed in another BC/EFA benefit, the Easter Bonnet Competition at the Minskoff Theatre last April, fulfilling a life-long dream to dance on Broadway.

I’m also putting the final touches on a one act comedy that takes place in a church parking lot. The working title is “Church Parking Lot”.

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Rick and Ricky will be read at the West End Performing Arts Center on Wednesday,  August 23, at 7:30pm. Directed by Ryan Oliveti. All readings are free and open to the public, donations gladly accepted.

Festival Bare Essentials readings are produced in partnership with Working Title Playwrights, and playwrights whose work is featured in a Festival Bare Essentials reading also receive a complimentary one-year membership to Working Title Playwrights.

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Meet the Playwright: Liz Dooley

Liz Dooley (right) wrote our second Festival Bare Essentials play, Valentino.

Read on to find out more about Liz and the play we’ll be seeing on Monday:

Tell us a little about yourself.
I’m originally from Downingtown, PA (almost exactly between Philadelphia and Amish country). I graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a BA in Theatre Arts and Psychology. I first came to Atlanta to take part in Horizon’s Young Playwright’s Festival, then again as a Playwriting apprentice in the Horizon Apprenticeship Program, and I’ve lived here ever since!

What can you tell us about the play we’ll be seeing on Monday?
“Valentino” is about how we relate to ourselves and other people; about what it is that we want to be, and who or what permits us or helps us to be that person, and how we react when the option to be that person is taken away. There’s also an exploration of the impact of celebrity culture, which I think plays a not-insignificant part in that.

What inspired you to write this play?
I first began this play a few years ago, upon learning about two events in 1920’s Hollywood. The first was Rudolph Valentino’s funeral; the second was a flood on the set of the film “Noah’s Ark” (1928), which ostensibly killed 3 extras–all of whose names are lost to time. As the play was written and rewritten, it became informed by the idea of creating and re-creating an identity for oneself over time–the idea that you can actively create the person you are, or at least a persona. This idea has always held interest for me.

What is the importance of staged readings in your own creative process and the development of your play?
It’s very easy to get into your own head while you write–to take for granted that a line or a plot point is coming across the way you intend it to. Hearing other opinions, of directors and actors, as well as an audience looking at the play for the first time, is invaluable to the growth of the play. It’s also fascinating to hear someone point out something in your own writing that you did without intending to, or even realizing that you did!

What do you hope to get out of this Bare Essentials reading process?
I have some questions about the play as it is now, that I hope to get the answers to. I’m also very excited to see the range of reactions people have to the play, and to see how I can take it even further.

What has your experience with this reading been so far?
It’s been amazing! I’m always a little nervous going into a reading, but Julie, Amber, and the cast have been awesome to work with. I’ve already gotten a lot to work with just from the discussions we’ve had so far.

Where else can we see your work, recently, currently or in the near future?
I recently had a First Light reading of my play “Old Forward.” I received a lot of useful feedback from the reading and hope to see how much further I can take that play. I’ll keep you posted!

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Valentino will be read at the West End Performing Arts Center on Monday, August 14, at 7:30pm. Directed by Julie Skrzypek. All readings are free and open to the public, donations gladly accepted.

Festival Bare Essentials readings are produced in partnership with Working Title Playwrights, and playwrights whose work is featured in a Festival Bare Essentials reading also receive a complimentary one-year membership to Working Title Playwrights.

 

 

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Meet the Playwright: John D. Babcock III

Playwright John D. Babcock III

John has written for television, radio and the stage.  He is a contributing writer for Turner Classic Movies having written for the late Robert Osborne, and currently writing for host Ben Mankiewicz.  He also writers for Agatha’s – A Taste of Mystery, The Mystery café of Indianapolis, Laughing Matters, and Sketchworks.

In many ways, the play Independent is a departure for John.  And he is grateful and honored to be working with Dan Triandiflou on this production.

John has been married to his wife Amy for fourteen years and they are both thankful for their little red-haired girl June.

Tell us a little bit about the play we’ll be seeing this summer, your role in it and what drew you to this project?

Independent is the story of actor/director John Cassavetes and the events which led him to become the single most important figure in American Independent films.  In Cassavetes’ own words, we learn about his drive, determination, and his love for films and family.

My role in the project is writer.  Gathering information about John Cassavetes from books, old interviews, his films, and having the pleasure to speak with people who knew him.  The more I learned, the more I was impressed and inspired by Cassavetes’ work and story.  A story, which at its heart, is about the indomitability of the human spirit and living a life which holds personal satisfaction above monetary gain.  His story is one which needs to be shared with those who aren’t cinephiles.

Are you working on any new projects at the moment? What’s next for you?

I have co-written a two-act play (a farce) which is being shopped around to theatres.  I have also developed a show with Picture It Productions that is also being shopped around.  And I’m continuing to contribute to Turner Classic Movies, Agatha’s, and Sketchworks.

What led you to share this project with Peter and Essential?

Dan and I invited Peter to a small, private reading of the play.  We were looking for his input and thoughts on the piece.  Peter was very helpful and provided us with valuable feedback.  Dan and I are very grateful for his views.

At what point in the life of your play does the Festival presentation fall?

We have been working on this project for 3 years now and have had a half dozen private readings for friends and colleagues. The play is now ready to be produced.  We are extremely grateful to Peter and Essential for the opportunity to get it on its feet.  We’re very interested in how an audience will react, and learning what we can from them.  We are also viewing this opportunity to market the play as well.

Are there any other thoughts you’d like to share about having your play presented as part of the Festival?  

Just to reiterate how grateful Dan and I are for this wonderful opportunity.  Essential Theatre’s festival is such a great break for up-an-coming playwrights in the Atlanta area.  They have been the catalyst for the career of many writers.  For Essential to provide that outlet to new writers is quite unique and special.

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Independent will be presented for two nights only, August 17 and 18. There will be a talkback after each evening’s performance. For more information on the show and the talkbacks, visit www.EssentialTheatre.com/play/independent

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Meet the Playwright: Paul Donnelly

Paul Donnelly (right) wrote the play we’ll be reading tonight, Falling Off the Edge.

Tell us a little about yourself.
I was born in Brooklyn, NY.  Grew up and spent most of my life in Washington, DC and the Virginia suburbs.  Spent eight years in Atlanta and just relocated to Honolulu in June with my husband, Frank Wong, our two dogs and three cats.

I’ve been writing plays since the snazziest technology available was an IBM Selectric.  The high points have been two Helen Hayes Award nominations, seeing an actor in one of those shows actually win a Helen Hayes Award, and my association with Working Title Playwrights.

Please share in your own words a little about the play we’ll be seeing.
This play has been a real journey for me as well as for Carly, Belinda, and Matt. {SPOILER ALERT} There exist drafts in which Carly accepts the proposal.  There is a one act that depicts the death of Matt’s parents exactly as he describes it. I am clearly drawn to the conventions of the rom-com, but I had to follow Carly where she led me and to honor her truth.  I think I finally have.

What inspired you to write this play?
Almost everything I write starts from a character who intrigues or inspires me. Or who just moves into my head and just won’t leave me alone until I tell her or his story.

What is the importance of staged readings in your own creative process and the development of your play?
Staged readings and the rehearsals for them give me the opportunity to hear for myself what isn’t working, what’s missing, and what’s just too much.  This one has been an especial gift for the remarkable cast and especially reinforcing as Carolyn Cook seemed to find everything I had hoped I’d put in the script.

What do you hope to get out of this Bare Essentials reading process?
In addition to the things I can only learn about a script from hearing it read, I’m honored to be a part of the Bare Essentials series, having been a fan for years. I’m pleased that a slightly wider audience will see this play, every scene of which has been read in a Working Title Playwrights Monday Night Critique Session.

What has your experience with this reading been so far? How is this experience, now that you’ve relocated, different from previous readings of your works around town?
Y’know, other than not being able to be in the house for the reading itself, this hasn’t been that different.  I was fortunate to be able to be Skyped into the rehearsal so I have felt very present and engaged.  This cast is so extraordinary that there were moments in the last scene that their work in the rehearsal moved me so much it didn’t feel like I was hearing something I had written.  Which is absolutely the goal! That can be the gift of writing for the theater, when actors take my typing and make so much more of it.

Where else can we see your work, recently, currently or in the near future?
Working Title did a really lovely First Light reading of [Shakespeare reference] a little over a year ago.  That script was a less far along and I learned a great deal from the questions people asked in the discussion afterward.  Audiences aren’t very helpful when they offer solutions, but they are always right when they are confused or bored.
I am delighted to say that Onion Man Productions will be producing Falling Off the Edge in January and that I hope to be back in Atlanta for at least part of the run.

Is there anything else that you’d like to add?
I once danced with Kathleen Turner.

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Falling Off the Edge will be read at the West End Performing Arts Center on Wednesday, August 9 at 7:30pm. Directed by Carolyn Cook. All readings are free and open to the public, donations gladly accepted.

Festival Bare Essentials readings are produced in partnership with Working Title Playwrights, and playwrights whose work is featured in a Festival Bare Essentials reading also receive a complimentary one-year membership to Working Title Playwrights.

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East Coast Premiere THIS FRIDAY

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(left to right) Ashley Anderson as Ada Lovelace, Kathleen McManus as Mary Sommerville, Mark Cosby as Charles Babbage. Photo by Safaa Sammander

 

The Essential Theatre’s East Coast Premiere of Lauren Gunderson’s ADA AND THE MEMORY ENGINE will open the 2017 Essential Theatre Play Festival on Friday, July 28 at 8 p.m.   There will be another performance on Saturday at 8 p.m.

This beautiful and dazzling play is based on the life of Ada Lovelace, the daughter of Lord Byron and a visionary mathematical genius who, in the first half of the 19th Century, became the world’s first computer programmer.

Essential Theatre produced Lauren’s first play in 2001, when she had just turned 18. In 2016 she was named the most produced living playwright in America, and we’re proud to be once again presenting her work to Atlanta audiences. The production is directed by Ellen McQueen and features the acting talents of Ashley Anderson, Mark Cosby, Kathleen McManus, Brandon Partrick, Holly Stevenson and Evan Alex Cole.

For tickets, directions and other information, visit www.EssentialTheatre.com.

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ANOTHER MOTHER, written by G. M. Lupo: PROFESSIONAL WORLD PREMIERE

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Join Essential Theatre for the professional world premiere of Another Mother, by Atlanta playwright G. M. Lupo, opening August 4.

Winner of the 2017 Essential Theatre Playwriting Award, Another Mother follows the journey of Genevieve as she pieces together the mysterious identities and relationships between her biological mother, her birth mother and the mother who raised her.

Featuring the acting talents of: Rylee Bunton (Genevieve Duchard), Nina Jones (Rosalind Duchard), Kristin Storla (Abigail Worthy), Christine Vozniak (Alyssa Caine), Trey York (Steven Asher, Mr. Williams), Kelly Quinn (Leah Walker), and Sarah Falkenburg Wallace (Barbara McKenna, Rhiannon Worthy)

Since the beginning of the festival in 1999, The Essential Theatre has committed to producing at least one new play a year by a Georgia playwright. Essential began its annual Essential Theatre Playwriting Competition in 2001, strengthening its ties to local writers by establishing the only competition exclusively dedicated to playwrights residing in the state of Georgia. This summer marks the 19th annual Essential Theatre Festival.

WHO: The Essential Theatre

WHAT: ANOTHER MOTHER, by G. M. Lupo | The Essential Theatre Play Festival

WHERE: West End Performing Arts Center, 945 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd, Atlanta GA

WHEN: 8/4 (opening), 8/6 (Neighborhood Night + Post-Show Conversation with the Playwright), 8/7 (Industry Night), 8/11, 8/12, 8/13, 8/20 (PlayDates matinee), 8/21 (Industry Night), 8/24, 8/26

VITALS:
Website: http://www.EssentialTheatre.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NewPlays
Twitter:  https://twitter.com/ATL_Essential
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/EssentialTheatre
Venue: http://fultonarts.org/index.php/events-and-exhibitions/performance-venues/west-end-performing-arts-center-black-box-theatre

Press contact: Jennifer Kimball, jennifer@essentialtheatre.com

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ADA AND THE MEMORY ENGINE by Lauren Gunderson: REGIONAL PREMIERE PRODUCTION

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July 2017 – Join us for the regional premiere production of Ada and the Memory Engine by Lauren Gunderson, opening July 28.

One of the latest plays penned by our very first Essential Theatre Playwriting Award Winner and the Most Produced Living Playwright in America in 2016, Lauren Gunderson, this play is about the world’s first computer programmer, Ada Lovelace. Described by the Huffington Post as “a rare and special artistic achievement: an intelligent play about intelligent historical people that has been crafted by intelligent theatre artists for an intelligent audience,” this delightful play gives you plenty to think about whether you’re a poet, a programmer, a history buff, a technophile or a hopeless romantic.

Featuring the acting talents of: Ashley Anderson (Ada Byron Lovelace), Holly Stevenson (Lady Annabella Byron), Mark Cosby (Charles Babbage), Brandon Partrick (Lord Lovelace), Kathleen McManus (Mary Sommerville), Evan Alex Cole (Man)

Since the beginning of the festival in 1999, The Essential Theatre has committed to producing at least one new play a year by a Georgia playwright. Essential began its annual Essential Theatre Playwriting Competition in 2001, strengthening its ties to local writers by establishing the only competition exclusively dedicated to playwrights residing in the state of Georgia. This summer marks the 19th annual Essential Theatre Festival.

WHO: The Essential Theatre
WHAT: ADA AND THE MEMORY ENGINE, by Lauren Gunderson[1] | The Essential Theatre Play Festival
WHERE: West End Performing Arts Center, 945 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd, Atlanta GA
WHEN: 7/28 (Opening), 7/29 (Neighborhood Night), 8/5, 8/6 (matinee), 8/10, 8/13 (PlayDates matinee), 8/15 (Industry Night), 8/19, 8/20, 8/22 (Industry Night), 8/25, 8/27 (matinee)
VITALS:

Website: http://www.EssentialTheatre.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NewPlays
Twitter:  https://twitter.com/ATL_Essential
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/EssentialTheatre
Venue: http://fultonarts.org/index.php/events-and-exhibitions/performance-venues/west-end-performing-arts-center-black-box-theatre

Press contact: Jennifer Kimball, jennifer@essentialtheatre.com

[1] Ada and the Memory Engine is produced by special arrangement with THE GERSH AGENCY, 41 Madison Avenue, 33rd Floor, New York, NY 10010. Ada and the Memory Engine is a Central Works Method Play, Commissioned and Premiered by Central Works at the Berkeley City Club on October 17, 2016

 

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The 2017 Essential Theatre Play Festival Is Right Around the Corner!

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Atlanta, July 2017 – Tickets are now on sale for the 19th Annual Essential Theatre Play Festival, which kicks off in just a few weeks!

This summer, Essential Theatre continues its tradition of premiering the best new work by Georgia playwrights for Atlanta audiences with the 19th Annual Essential Theatre Play Festival. The festival runs July 28 through August 27 at the West End Performing Arts Center, located at 945 Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard.

This summer, audiences will see the World Premiere of Another Mother by G. M. Lupo, the 2017 Essential Theatre Playwriting Award winner; the Regional Premiere of Ada and the Memory Engine, written by two-time Essential Theatre Playwriting Award Winner and nationally acclaimed playwright Lauren Gunderson; a two night limited presentation of Atlanta playwright John D. Babcock III’s Independent, and three readings from the Bare Essentials Play Reading Series, co-presented again this summer with Working Title Playwrights, the premiere playwright development organization in Atlanta.

Shows are performed in a rotating repertory. To view the performance schedule or purchase tickets, go to EssentialTheatre.com/Buy-Tickets-Now.

“Since our first festival in 1999, the Essential Theatre has presented 29 new works by 24 different Georgia writers, all receiving productions of the highest artistic quality through Essential and many going on to receive future productions elsewhere in Atlanta and across the country. Join us this summer to see the best new locally-made theatre and celebrate the rich and varied Essential Theatre tradition!”

About each play:

Ada and the Memory Engine by Lauren Gunderson, premiering July 28, 2017
Directed by Ellen McQueen
Featuring the acting talents of: Ashley Anderson, Mark Cosby, Kathleen McManus, Evan Alex Cole, Holly Stevenson, Brandon Partrick, and Sean Kelley
Creative Design Team: Lito Tamez (set), Harley Gould (lights), Matthew Mammola (projections), Dan Bauman (sound), Jane Kroessig (costumes), Julie Skrzypek (props), Elisabeth Cooper (production management).
One of the latest plays penned by our very first Essential Theatre Playwriting Award Winner and the Most Produced Living Playwright in America in 2016, Lauren Gunderson, this play is about the world’s first computer programmer, Ada Lovelace. Described by the Huffington Post as “a rare and special artistic achievement: an intelligent play about intelligent historical people that has been crafted by intelligent theatre artists for an intelligent audience,” this delightful play gives you plenty to think about whether you’re a poet, a programmer, a history buff, a technophile or a hopeless romantic.

Another Mother by G. M. Lupo, premiering August 4, 2017
Directed by Peter Hardy
Featuring the acting talents of: Rylee Burton, Nina Jones, Kristin Storla, Christie Vozniak, Trey York, Kelly Quinn, Sarah Falkenburg Wallace
Creative Design Team: Lito Tamez (set), Harley Gould (lights), Matthew Mammola (projections), Dan Bauman (sound), Jane Kroessig (costumes), Kathy Manning (props), Elisabeth Cooper (production management).
Winner of the 2017 Essential Theatre Playwriting Award, this play follows the journey of Genevieve as she pieces together the mysterious identities and relationships between her biological mother, her birth mother and the mother who raised her.

Essential Theatre Presents: Independent by John D. Babcock III
Aug 17 & 18 ONLY
Directed by John Ammerman
Featuring the acting talent of Dan Triandiflou, appearing courtesy of Actor’s Equity
Dan Triandiflou stars in a one-man performance as director John Cassavetes, the Godfather of American independent films.

Bare Essential Play Reading Series
Co-Produced with Working Title Playwrights
Readings of new plays by Georgia playwrights.
All readings in the Bare Essential series are free and open to the public.

Now in its eighteenth year, the Essential Theatre Playwriting Competition is the only contest exclusively dedicated to the work of Georgia playwrights. The winning play receives both a full production and a $600 cash prize. Playwrights must be current Georgia residents, and the plays must be previously unproduced. There are no restrictions as to style, length or subject matter. Plays are accepted year-round, and the deadline for the 2019 Essential Theatre Playwriting Award competition is April 23, 2018. For more information or to submit your play, visit EssentialTheatre.com/Playwriting-Competition.

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Calendar Listing
The Essential Theatre Festival
July 28th – August 27th
The Essential Theatre at West End Performing Arts Center
945 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd, Atlanta, GA 30310
Tickets available at www.EssentialTheatre.com

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Meet the Playwright: Anna Denise Millard

Anna Denise Millard (left) wrote the play we’ll be reading tonight, What My Mother Told Me.

Tell us a little about yourself.
After graduating from Emory University with a degree in Playwriting, I have spent the first few years of my career working in publishing in New York City, as an Assistant Editor with Oxford University Press and the Speakers Bureau Director for the Hachette Book Group. I’ve recently decided to shift paths, starting a new journey focused on pursuing artistic endeavors and working in hospitality. I live in Bushwick, Brooklyn where I collaborate on podcasts, help produce low-budget webseries(es?), guest write for blogs, give bad advice over mezcal, and am on a first-name basis with three different Halal cart guys.

Please share in your own words a little about the play we’ll be seeing.
What My Mother Told Me is a play I wrote about three years ago at the end of my time at Emory. I have been wanting to revisit it and make some substantial changes for a while now, so this reading comes at a great time!

What inspired you to write this play?
A lot of what inspired me to write this play was my own experiences growing up in Nashville, Tennessee and observing generations of women whose lives were deeply affected on every level by their ideas about womanhood, gender, and sexuality. Growing up, I felt women were so shaped by the things they couldn’t talk about.

What is the importance of staged readings in your own creative process and the development of your play?
I think readings are absolutely critical to the development of any play. Writing can be such an isolating experience, but theater is a completely collaborative art. Readings are where the intellectual work of putting ideas into words and the physical work of creating a performance–turning those words into theater–collide.

What do you hope to get out of this Bare Essentials reading process?
I put this play aside for a few years; I knew there were elements I was unsatisfied with but was too close to the project to be able to really dig in and make changes. Now that there has been some breathing room, this reading is a perfect chance to revisit and get fresh perspective on how to move forward!

What has your experience with this reading been so far?
Since I live in New York, we’ve been working together remotely and mostly over email. Since I haven’t been to any rehearsals most of the details are going to be a surprise! I’m excited.

Where else can we see your work, either recently, currently or in the near future?
Right now I’m in the process of launching a website for a podcast and short film I’m producing as tangent projects …. unfortunately the details of the site’s domain are still in the works but please reach out directly for more information!

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What My Mother Told Me, by Anna Denise Millard, will be read tonight at 7:30pm at the West End Performing Arts Center, 945 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd. Featuring: Lane Carlock, John Benzinger, Brooke Owens, Annie Cook, Allan Edwards, Tad Cameron, Kristin Butler and Kyra Cohen. Directed by Anna G. Richardson

As always, the reading is free and open to the public.
Discussion with the playwright will follow the reading.

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