So many words.
I’ve just spent the past week re-reading the 28 short plays by female playwrights making up our list of semi-finalists for this year’s ONSTAGE Project, and I’m overcome with the power of all of these words.
How to narrow this list down to just 9 or 10 scripts?
I’ll tell you, it wasn’t easy. This year saw some truly moving and hilarious pieces shared, and I definitely engaged in some heavy negotiating with myself, trying to find ways to include more pieces. But there are only so many minutes.
I’m incredibly proud to announce this year’s finalists. The plays below were selected based on a combination of the scores they received from peer-reviews, recommendations from Little Black Dress INK’s partner producers, and with consideration towards creating a diverse line-up. The result is a wonderful blend of 11 engaging short plays and monologues – all scripts I can’t wait to see featured at our May 18th Planting the Seed reading at the Los Angeles Theatre Center, and then produced in Prescott, AZ this Fall.
So, without further ado, it is my pleasure to share this year’s ONSTAGE Finalists:
THE BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO GARDENING, by Denise St. Pierre
FLY GIRL FLY, by Brigitte Viellieu-Davis
OFEM, by Anne Hamilton
THE OLD SALT, by Katherine James
HAPPY RETURNS, by Jessica Abrams
LITTLE SWIMMERS, by Sharon Goldner
REBECCA ON THE BUS, by Jennie Webb
THE ENVIRONMENTALISTS, by Marla Dean
FANCY TOMATOES, by Tiffany Antone
SEEDS OF REBELLION, by Kay Poiro
FLOWERS, by Jen Huszcza
We will be featuring each of our eleven playwrights on the blog over the next two weeks, so please come back and visit again soon! And don’t forget to mark your calendars for our Los Angeles reading on May 18th at 12, noon, PST.