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Community Day Event: Staged Readings

Saturday, September 21, performances at 2 p.m. and 7 pm.
Blackbox Theatre, Performing Arts Building
This event is open to the public.

Reed students and alumni present readings of seven short plays (or selections of plays) written by some of Reed's distinguished cadre of playwrights. Readings are directed by current Reed faculty Kate Bredeson, Kate Duffly and Kathleen Worley. The event is hosted by Tina Satter MALS ’04, playwright, director, and founder of Half Straddle Theatre Company in New York City and author of the final play selection.

Eleemosynary by Lee Blessing ’71, whose play A Walk in the Woods received the Best New Play Award from the American Theatre Critics Association and was nominated for a Tony Award. Three generations of women are both united and divided by a passion for knowledge and creativity.

Mars is a Star Who Defies Observation by Seattle theatre luminary and Theatre Communications Group associate Bret Fetzer ’87. A scene from the reimagined life of the astronomer Tycho de Brahe.

Lindsay/Lindzi, a love story, by Dominic Finocchiaro ’11, whose play complex was recently featured at Portland Center Stage's JAW Festival. A play about Lyndsay Lohan and someone who loves her.

The Ungovernable Sea by Robert Quillen Camp ’99, whose plays have been done on both coasts, including at Pig Iron Theatre. Quill is now completing a PhD in theatre at University of California, San Diego. Mythic Irish heroes meet 21st century weather disasters. 

Float by Kate Tarker ’08, currently in her final year of the MFA playwriting program at the Yale School of Drama. Young environmentalists face a polar adventure.

The Internationalist by Anne Washburn ’91, recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship in playwriting. In this scene, a young man learns the customs and linguistic peculiarities of an unfamiliar culture. 

Seagull (Thinking of You) by Tina Satter MALS ’04, playwright and director, founder of Half Straddle. The final scenes of a play that considers and responds to late Russian playwright Anton Chekhov’s Seagull, taking on the beauty and darkness of the original play for a necessary rediscovery. It is a personal and unexpected piece ultimately about performing, failure, and making something with people you could love.

Submitted by Laurie Lindquist.
Posted on Sep 12, 2013

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