The Bakery-Spring Readings
The Bakery- Spring Readings at Live Girls! Theater
Your chance to be a part of the development process and see fresh new works before anyone else! Many of the plays chosen for past festivals have been slated for production by Live Girls! or other local companies. The Live Girls! 2009 Bakery Spring Readings will feature 7 new works by women. Live Girls! is also continuing our partnership with the ACT Young Playwrights program and pairing our three teen playwrights with an adult writer for a unique opportunity to see new works at all stages. Our audience truly sees it first!
$5 general admission for all events
All shows at Live Girls! theater in Ballard2220 NW Market Lower Level
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The complete schedule of events includes-
(See below for more about individual plays and writers.)
Wed May 13th 7pm
Slasher by Allison Moore | Directed by Lisa Jackson Schebetta
Fri May 15th 7pm
Rain by Caitlin Cassot | Directed by Jason Franklin
Emerald City by S.P. Miskowski | Directed by Meghan Arnette
Saturday May 16th 2pm
Fatalism by Danielle Mantello | Directed by Ellie McKay
Home/Land by Joy McCullough- Carranza | Directed by Andy Jensen
Saturday May 16th 7pm
Debutant by Rachael Severtson | Directed by Darian Lindle
fracture/mechanics by Mallery Avidon | Directed by Joy Brooke Fairfield
(Note- fracture/mechanics is recommended for mature audiences)
More About the plays
Slasher by Allison Moore is a comedy of horrific proportions. When shes cast as the last girl in a low-budget slasher flick, Sheena thinks its the big break shes been waiting for. But news of the movie unleashes her malingering mothers thwarted feminist rage, and shes prepared to do anything to stop filmingeven if it kills her. Allison Moore is a displaced Texan living in Minneapolis where she is a 2007 Bush Artists Fellow and a 2008 McKnight Fellow. Her play, Slasher, premiered at the 2009 Humana Festival. Other plays include: End Times (2007 Kitchen Dog Theatre, Dallas Critics Forum Award), American Klepto (2006 Fresh Ink/Illusion Theater), Hazard County (2005 Humana Festival), Split (2005 Guthrie Theater commission), Urgent Fury (2003 Cherry Lane Mentor Project, Mentor: Marsha Norman), and Eighteen (2001 O'Neill Playwrights' Conference). She is a two-time Playwrights' Center Jerome Fellow and two-time McKnight Fellow. Moore's new adaptation of Willa Cather's novel, My Antonia, for Illusion Theatre will be produced in 2009-10. BFA: Southern Methodist University. MFA: University of Iowa Playwrights Workshop.
Is there right way to pay your respects when you lose someone? Rain by Caitlin Cassot is a bitter-sweet story about memory, loss and the moments that shape us. Caitlin Cassot is a student at Bellevue High School.
In Emerald City by S.P. Miskowski, four women have a love/hate relationship with the ever-changing city of Seattle. With characters based on the aspirations of characters from the Wizard of Oz, this new urban comedy is about change as a fact of human life. S.P. Miskowski earned an M.F.A. in Playwriting at the University of Washington and has received two NEA Fellowships (for short fiction and playwriting). She's been commissioned by ACT Theatre three times as part of FirstACT and her scripts have been produced by UW, Seattle Theater Project, Youth Theater Northwest and 14/48 the World's Quickest Theater Festival. She's had workshops and staged readings of her plays at GEVA and Cherry Lane Alternative in New York. Her recent full-length play, "my new friends (are so much better than you)" was performed by Morgan Rowe at New City Theater and at SPF-3 in Seattle. The play received a 2008 Footlight Award from the Seattle Times and was nominated for an American Theatre Critics Association/Steinberg New Play Award.
Is our future set or do we create our own fate? Fatalism by Danielle Mantello is a quirky comedy about destiny and the obsessive nature of human beings. Danielle Mantello is a student at Highline High School.
An Irish immigrant in the 1840s, a Latin American immigrant in the 1990s, and a Persian exile in the 2100s all make their way to the same Philadelphia house. Home/Land by Joy McCullough-Carranza examines their journeys and the lives they forge in a new place.
Joy McCullough-Carranzas plays have been seen at Live Girls! in Quickies, The Bakery, Holiday XXX, Notorious Women, Bakers Dozen, and her play Mud Angel was produced in the 2007 season. Her plays have also been developed and produced in New York, Chicago and San Diego, and locally with FringeACT, WET, Mirror Stage Company, Seattle Dramatists, 14/48, Next Stage, and the Mae West Fest. She has twice been a finalist for the Actors Theatre of Louisvilles Heideman Award. Joy received her theatre degree from Northwestern University, where she won the Agnes Nixon Playwriting Award. She has taught playwriting for ACT, La Jolla Playhouse and the Old Globe, among others. Joy is a member of the Dramatists Guild.
Barbara's business is to know all the right people and how to present them to the world. Her daughter Julia is struggling to make her own way on her own terms in the coming of age drama Debutant, by Rachael Severtson. Rachael Severtson is a student at Lakeside School.
Does your sexual history create a visage of who you are? Does al the sex you've ever had accumulate? Mallery Avidon's fracture/mechanics is a funny sexy and harrowing portrait of one woman's lineage of love. Told in small snap shots in and around a bed, the play ponders the frailty of affection. Mallery Avidon's plays have been developed or produced in New York by Soho Rep, Target Margin Theater, Clubbed Thumb, Little Theater@ The New Dixon Place, ART/NY, Bee Sting Theater Company; in Chicago by The Pavement Group; and in Seattle by Live Girls! Theater, angry blvd, Strike Anywhere Productions, and Cornish College of the Arts. She is a membe of the 2007/2008 Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab, holds a BFA in Original Works from Cornish College of the Arts and is currently pursuing her MFA in playwriting at Brown University.
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2220 NW Market, Lower Level
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