Bonfire Series 2016
The BONFIRE SERIES, our annual play reading festival, is the culminating event of our PlayLab playwrights' group. Through the PlayLab, we endeavor to support playwrights in turning their biggest wildest ideas into finished scripts.
This year's series features a whole lot of adventure, a secret princess, the oldest couple in the world, a magical baby, mummification, puppets, a mermaid, travel through time and space, and of course, Humpty Dumpty.
PRINCESS CLARA OF LOISAIDA
by Matt Barbot | directed by Nelson Eusebio
Thursday, July 14, 7:30PM
When José finds out the tales hes been telling his little sister Clara might be true - that she's really a princess from a distant land - he is forced to fight a magical battle for her destiny.
ELEVEN SHADES OF BLUE
by Amy E. Witting | directed by Sash Bischoff
Friday, July 15, 7:30PM
Four women in search of a missing piece of themselves meet on the Coney Island boardwalk. Through their unlikely adventures, each learns to let go of her past and move forward alone, together.
by Jacob Marx Rice | directed by Anna Strasser
Saturday, July 16, 7:30PM
Nicole is trying to unboil an egg. Kat is trying to stop Global Warming. When romance sparks between the two, Nicole must confront the explosive ending of her last relationship, with the help of a giant egg named Humpty Dumpty.
HAGS, MOPES, & THE END OF ALL EXISTANCE
by Jen Browne | directed by Tasha Gordon Solomon
Thursday, July 21, 7:30PM
Hags and Mopes are the oldest couple in the world and they've had enough, so maybe it's not so bad the snow keeps coming, the cow and the goat have retired, and a comet is heading straight for them. What else can go wrong before death comes a barkin?
GIRL BECOMES BONE
by Callan Stout | directed by Jaki Bradley
Friday, July 22, 7:30PM
Its Quadrant 23s turn to make the ultimate act of Faith. Someone must go to Earth and seek a path to Unity with the Void while self-mummifying. Three friend decide if their future is growing old or venturing into the stars. And one of them goes.
THE MERMAID PARADE
by Gina Femia | directed by Erin Ortman
Saturday, July 23, 7:30PM
Biron has been deployed to Iraq and Islande is stuck in Coney Island. A fable of a mermaid connects them as they confront personal horrors and find one another and themselves during a time of war.
THE PUPPET SHOW
by Reina Hardy | directed by Anais Koivisto
Sunday, July 24, 7:30PM
Sam is a puppeteer from a rough background. Imogen is an international humanitarian/producer with a secret. Together, they're going to save the world through children's television- or are they?
South Oxford Space (View)
138 South Oxford Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217