Festival Reading #8: NO WAKE by Jennifer Hoyt Tidwell
Directed by Susanna Young
Teli - Gwyenth Strope
Yuli - Mary Ellen Apgar
Middle-Aged Male Chorus/Salmon/Daddy/Perfect Daddy/False Daddy - Neil David Seibel
Middle-Age Female Chorus/Deer/Perfect Mommy - Gwen Edwards
Young Male Chorus/Bear/Bon/Perfect Brother - Kyle Jakola
Young Female Chorus/Crow/Perfect Sister/Pearl - Claire Wittman
Yuli, a distraught widow, abandons her adolescent daughter Teli in strange territory. As her daughter returns to their house, an epic storm arises and casts their seaside house out to sea. Through an odyssey of visitations and hallucinations, Teli and Yuli realize they must come to terms with their grief in order to save each other.
About the Festival:
Each year, our New Works Advisory Board reads between 50 and 100 plays taken from the cumulative body of work of student playwrights who will be coming for the current summer session. These plays are ranked and vetted, and ten are selected for staged readings in collaboration with directors associated with our program--Certificate students, visiting faculty and guest artists.
These readings are presented free to the public, but there is limited seating. We also bring in more than a dozen guest responders who are active working theatre professionals from across the country. Many of our festival readings have gone on to be published, produced and won major awards. Come see tomorrow's stars today!
Our festival is presented in collaboration with Mill Mountain Theatre on their Waldron Stage.
Mill Mountain Theatre, Waldron Stage (View)
20 Church Ave SE
Roanoke, VA 24011
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