Icicle Creek Theatre Festival - 2011 New Play Readings
Icicle Creek Theatre Festival and ACT-A Contemporary Theatre announce the two plays selected for workshops at this year's Festival (August 20-24): YOU FOR ME FOR YOU by Mia Chung, and THE WHALE by Samuel D. Hunter. These plays will be presented at Icicle Creek Music Center in Leavenworth, WA, on Saturday, August 20. The times are 1pm (The Whale) and 7pm (You For Me For You), $12 for one show or $20 for both.
In You for Me for You, Mia Chung explores the lives of two sisters from North Korea who escape one harsh and unforgiving reality only to enter another very foreign world; a world where a smuggler and a paper balloon can shape a woman's fate. With whimsy and magic, the play journeys through time, space and evolving identities, crossing borders of the mind and heart, and examining what it takes to create and sustain a family and a life in a new world.
Mia Chung's work has been developed by the Magic Theatre, the Bay Area Playwrights Festival, Mu Performing Arts, the Brandeis Theatre Company, Rites & Reason Theatre, and PlayGround in San Francisco. She received a Creative Arts Council grant for a video project on Aristotle's Poetics, a Sloan commission for a play about science fraud, and had a residency at the Millay Colony for the Arts. She is a graduate of Brown's MFA playwriting program.
The Whale is a poetic, disturbing and strangely beautiful journey through the life of a small-town shut-in named Charlie, whose self-imposed exile is the result of a brutal and disturbing form of internalized homophobia. His fascination with Melville's Moby Dick, and his literal, and figurative connection with the solitary, hunted beast bring poignance and power to this startling and lovely new play. The Whale was recently awarded the Marin Theatre Company's Sky Cooper New American Play prize for best new American play.
Samuel D. Hunter is a graduate of NYU, the Iowa Playwrights Workshop, and the American Play-wrights Program at Juilliard. His plays have been developed or produced at London's Arcola Theatre, Montana Repertory Theatre, the Flea, Seven Devils Playwrights Conference, Ojai Playwrights Conference, Missoula Colony, Juilliard New Play Festival, Bay Area Playwrights Festival, Page 73, Ars Nova, Lark Theater, the Kennedy Center MFA Playwrights Workshop, Primary Stages, Playwrights Horizons, NNPN National Showcase, Rattlestick, the O'Neill National Playwrights Conference, Ontological-Hysteric, LAByrinth Summer Intensive, and 24Seven Lab.
Sheila Daniels, renowned Seattle director and former Associate Director of the Intiman Theatre, will direct You For Me For You. Andrew K. Russell, former Associate Producer of the Intiman, will direct The Whale. Anita Montgomery, Literary Manager of ACT Theatre and director of ICTF's Pilgrims Musa and Sheri in The New World will be the Festival's dramaturg.
Canyon Wren Recital Hall
7409 Icicle Rd
Leavenworth, WA 98826
|Minimum Age: 5|
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|