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Meet the Artist: New Play Readings Wednesdays in May!
All readings will be held on Zoom at 7
pm, and advance registration is required. Admission is $10, and tickets
can be purchased at www.dreamcatcherrep.org or using the links in this newsletter.
A link to the performance will be sent
by Aly Kantor
Wednesday, May 5, @ 7:00 pm
From 9/11 to the pandemic, Amelia and
Jac have been best friends who share everything with each other. As the
play hopscotches from one American tragedy to the next, the two girls
turn into women. They try to understand how their own lives fit into
the history of our time from the perspective of a series of bathroom
stalls over the years. Comedic, heartfelt and true, Occupied traces
the path of this generation through a personal lens.
Do you recall the famous phone call
Ginni Thomas, wife of Justice Clarence Thomas, made to Anita Hill years
after her original testimony? If you do, you may also recall that
Ginni Thomas left a message on Anita Hill’s answering machine asking
her to apologize. Why? That is the question explored in the
new play TWIRL, a play very much inspired by that original phone
call. The Justice involved is nothing like Clarence Thomas, but
the issues surrounding that call are very similar indeed. And they
all raise the question—what did she hope for?
Lane, a white man in his 30's picks up a
teenage hitchhiker, Dee, and quickly discovers that all of his
preconceived notions about this bi-racial young woman are wrong ...
about as wrong as all of her preconceived notions about him. Together,
they each have to discover where the other has been, and decide where
they themselves are going, and in the process form, to their surprise,
a temporary family.
Sorrel is busy preparing for her wedding
even though her fiancé has just died, and Maria’s eyebrows are still
not growing back. Gerry wants to know if the weather will improve so
that he can lie on his back in the grass, and Eric’s wife has someone
else’s heart beating inside her. Through a series of interweaving
accounts, Water in My Hands, lays bare the power of grief, and asks,
‘how do we move on when we are haunted by the life that we have not yet