Festival Reading #6: Community Garden by Ben Jolivet
Directed by Maura Campbell
Summer 2016. A nice white lady takes us on a journey through the creation of her long-desired community garden, and the people who populate it. And the politics that infest it. And the angry underbelly growing wild within. As the blueberries ripen, so too do the animosities between two lefty camps, while each faction tries to out-woke the other. The weather and campaigns heat up, tempers flare, and lives shatter.
Claire--Nicole Blair Adkins
Benni--Lauren Brooke Ellis
Stage Directions--Sean McCord
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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