Festival Reading #1: OUIJA by Maura Campbell
Directed by Bonnie Metzgar
A coming of age story about lust, innocence and gender identity features two sisters, Carolyn and Mary, whose antics with a Ouija Board conjure parallel lives with Saint Bernadette, Bernadette a prostitute and Jennifer Jones. Robert is a Jewish who loves the sisters and goes on a spiritual journey that is both horrifying and tantalizing. Ouija, a shape-shifter and spiritual guide, narrates much of the action and casts his spell on these characters to help them discover the nature of love, both inside and outside their bodies.
Stage Directions--Joshua Walker
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 24020
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