Category(s): Georgia Playwright, Playwriting Award Winner, World Premiere
DISPOSSESSED is a romantic comic-fantasy, set in 1928 New York City, about a Yiddish theater company that is rehearsing the classic play “The Dybbuk” (in which a bride is possessed by the ghostly spirit of her dead true love on the day she is supposed to marry another man). The actress playing the leading role is being pressured by her parents to marry the handsome leading man who wants to take over the company, but she wants to make her own choice. With all the stress she is under, she begins to see the living embodiment of the character she’s been playing (the bride) and, together, they try to find the way to the path her heart wants to follow.
CAST:Amelia Fischer,Jake Krakovsky, Kathleen McManus, Scott Rousseau, Alyssa Caputo, Chris Schulz, Christie Vozniak, Marc Gowan and Tyler Hayes
Karen Wurl is a playwright, dramaturg, director, teacher, and semi-retired slam poet. She’s spent half her life in Chicago, half her life in Atlanta, and the extra bits in Michigan, Wisconsin and Texas. Plays include Transference, Kim’s Theory about the Struggle Between Good and Evil, Only Children, The Play about Frank, Death or Serious Injury Can Occur, The Secret Life of the Proletariat, Miss Macbeth, Vampires, Now and at the Hour Of, Daughter of Fate: The True Story of a Caterer, and In Which I Lose My Virginity to My Best Friend’s Older Brother. She is currently working on her dissertation, which includes a play titled Underworld, in which a woman deals with the death of her father and the disappearance of her daughter, as well as Dispossessed, a feminist, comic take on S. Ansky’s seminalThe Dybbuk, or Between Two Worlds. She is also looking for work as a teacher of English and/or Theatre. Hire her, or recommend her to those who can hire her. She will live anywhere (as long as her cats are allowed there, because you don’t rescue someone to just dump them when it gets inconvenient).