TK NEW PLAYFEST

 

Theatre Kalamazoo (TK) is proud to announce that the fifth annual Theatre Kalamazoo New Play Festival will be held January 30 & 31, 2015 at the Epic Theatre in downtown Kalamazoo. The free event will feature new plays by 11 local playwrights, performed and directed as staged readings by local actors and directors. This year, Theatre Kalamazoo is honored to collaborate, for the first time, with the Gwen Frostic Reading Series to feature a new work by esteemed writer Dipiki Guha.


 

FESTIVAL SCHEDULE

This is a free event. No reservations are necessary. All shows are at the Epic Theatre in downtown Kalamazoo. For more information please call any participating theatre or log onto www.theatrekalamazoo.com.

Friday, January 30, 2015

 7:30pm – Special guest Dipiki Guha from the Gwen Frostic Reading Series – reception following

 10:00pm – Two One-Act Plays, Followed by a Talkback

Caged Sister by Cara Beth Heath– produced by The University Theatre, WMU
Brief Interval
The 3M Diet by Taylor Rinkel– produced by Queer Theatre Kalamazoo

 Saturday, January 31, 2015

10:00am -12:00pm – FREE Playwriting Workshop conducted by Dipiki Guha (Gwen Frostic Reading Series Guest)

2:00pm – Six 10-Minute Plays
Pack Rat by Floyd Dirette – produced byAll Ears Theatre
When Socially Awkward People Marry by Bethany Gibson– produced by the Festival Playhouse of Kalamazoo College
The Problem Is by Kaili Doud – produced by South County Players
Will & David by Will Forsyth– produced by the Black Arts & Cultural Center
Beached by Belinda McCauley– produced by Fancy Pants Theater
Keys by Samantha McVeigh– produced by Center Stage Theatre
             
4:00pm – Repeat Six 10-Minute Plays Above
Talkback following all 6 performances

7:30pm – Three One-Act Plays – Followed by a Talkback

 Glad for the Company by Tucker Rafferty – produced by Farmers Alley Ttheatre
Where the Bee Sucks by Jane Huffman– produced by The Kalamazoo Civic
Interval
Immobile by Brittany Worthington– produced by The New Vic Theatre


 

Gwen Frostic Reading Series Guest, Dipiki Guha

Dipiki Guha was born in Calcutta and raised in India, Russia and the United Kingdom.

She studied English Literature at University College London, was a Frank Knox Fellow at Harvard University and received her MFA from the Yale School of Drama under Paula Vogel.

Her plays include THE BETROTHED (Wellfleet Harbour Actors Theatre, Chester Theatre), PASSING (Risk is This Festival, Cutting Ball Theatre) and THE RULES (Superlab workshop Playwrights Horizons/Clubbed Thumb, Old Vic New Voices workshop) and HERCULINE and LOLA(Playwrights Foundation). New work been developed at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, WordBRIDGE, New Century Theatre Company, the Culture Project and Tobacco Theatre (UK) among others. Residencies include Ucross Foundation, Djerassi Residents Artists Program and SPACE at Ryder Farm. She is a Dramatists Guild Fellow, a Time Warner Fellow at the Women’s Project Playwrights Lab, an Affiliated Artist with New Georges, an Ars Nova Playgroup Alum and an Alum of the Young Writers Program of the Royal Court Theatre.

She lives in New York.