We at Little Black Dress INK and all our Partner Producers have been hugely impressed by this year’s incredible ONSTAGE playwrights. What a truly fantastic selection of work! And we’ve so enjoyed sharing that work with our audiences in Minneapolis, Ithaca, Sedona, Ames, Auburn and Santa Barbara. Trying to narrow this fabulous list of playwrights down to just 14 Finalists has been a real challenge, but an exciting one as we feel this year’s Finalist line-up is truly one of our best yet!
So what’s next for our ONSTAGE Finalists? Another reading, this time here in Waco where I can get a better sense of the plays as we present them to a happy audience at one of Waco’s beautiful parks. There will be ice-cream sandwiches and we’re encouraging our guests to bring picnic lunches for our 2-hour program of 14 short plays. Then I’ll have one more excruciating challenge: selecting the winning pieces to advance to our LA reading at the Samuel French Bookshop on July 11th and then our final production in AZ this August!
That said, in no particular order, here are the 2015 ONSTAGE Finalists:
AN ANNOUNCEMENT, by Nancy Cooper Frank
BOTTOM LINE, by Melanie Ewbank
CHICKEN SHOOT, by Jennie Webb
DOWN THERE, by Sharon Goldner
EPHEMERA, by Beth Kander
FOR ANYONE WHO CARES, by Hannah Baker
GREEN DOG, by Delia Whitehead
IF I WERE A MAN, by Mercedes Segesvary
PYTHAGOREAN TRIPLETS, by Bridgette Dutta Portman
MY HEART & I, by Jaisey Bates
SEÑOR ADRIA, by Anne Dimock
THE FEAST, by Celine Song
THE SHOEBOX, by Anne Hamilton
THIS, by Jen Husczca
WITH MY EYES SHUT, by Kira Rockwell
Congratulations to all of our talented playwrights, and thanks to all of our Partner Producers, guest directors and supportive audiences who help make the Female Playwrights ONSTAGE Project possible!