TK NEW PLAYFEST

Theatre Kalamazoo New Playfest

February 3 & 4, 2017 – Jolliffe Theatre at The Epic Center

The 7th Annual Theatre Kalamazoo New Playfest features 8 short plays by local writers, produced by TK Member Theatres.  We are also proud to feature a new work by Michigan playwright Emilio Rodriguez.  Please note, some plays contain mature content.

ALL EVENTS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

Doors open 30 minutes prior to show time.

 

FESTIVAL SCHEDULE

Friday Feb. 3:

7:30pm Blood Moon Baby by special guest Emilio Rodriguez*, produced by WMU Theatre

followed by discussion & reception

9pm      Late Night 10-minute Plays:

Red Sauce by Nicole Mullis, produced by Center Stage Theatre

Crossroad by Jeremy Hermann, produced by Queer Theatre Kalamazoo

Familial Auctions by Darcy Sturges, produced by Kalamazoo College

I’m Holding Only Air by Austin Wines, produced by Kindleberger Arts Commission

 

Saturday Feb 4: 

2pm     Lost in the Shuffle by Laura Livingstone-McNelis, produced by the Kalamazoo Civic Theatre

The Land Behind the Mill by Kendra Flournoy, produced by Face Off Theatre Company

Red Sauce by Nicole Mullis, produced by Center Stage Theatre

Crossroad by Jeremy Hermann, produced by Queer Theatre Kalamazoo

                        Followed by a discussion with the playwrights

 

7:30pm  The Forager by Tucker Rafferty, produced by Farmers Alley Theatre

Familial Auctions by Darcy Sturges, produced by the Festival Theatre at Kalamazoo College

I’m Holding Only Air by Austin Wines, produced by Kindleberger Arts Commission

Miracles, or Whatever by R.D. Rivers, produced by The New Vic Theatre

                       Followed by a discussion with the playwrights

 

WHAT DO WE MEAN BY A STAGED READING?

1)  The focus is on the storytelling and helping the playwright understand how the play works in front of an audience.

2)  Playwrights often revise the play throughout the development process, therefore actors do not memorize their lines.

3)  Plays are presented with minimal technical elements in order to tell the story as simply and clearly as possible.

E-mail questions to theatrekalamazoo@gmail.com.

Want to see your work onstage?  The Call for Plays for the 8th Annual TK New Playfest will be open February 5th.  Check back here for details.  Scripts should be sent to theatrekalamazoo@gmail.com.

 

*SPECIAL GUEST PLAYWRIGHT BIOGRAPHY:

Emilio Rodriguez is a playwright, actor, director, producer, and teaching artist currently living in Detroit. His plays have been read and performed in various cities, including at the inaugural Activate: Midwest festival at WMU.  He was also selected as the first Michigan-based artist for a residency with the MITTEN Lab in Traverse City.  In his work, he seeks to create three dimensional roles for Latinos and actors of color in order to give these actors a chance to showcase their true talents and to make the theatre community better aware of the fact that all of our experiences have commonalities regardless of race.