My third and final OU playwrights festival is coming up soon! We're already in rehearsal for the 2013 Seabury Quinn, Jr. Playwrights Festival. That is hard to believe. I remember being at the 2010 festival not long after my acceptance into this program and to think that three years have already happened is a bit surreal. Having fun, time flies, and all that, right? Yeah... it's been but a blink and before that blink leads to tears of nostalgia and such, I'll get back to the topic at hand.
This year's festival is pretty exciting. It will feature eleven new plays, written by the MFA playwrights here at OU, myself included. My latest, FRACKTURE, you've heard me gushing about for weeks now. It will be staged on Thursday, April 25 at 8pm, the sixth play presented in the four day festival.
Here's the blurb from the program:
Would you sacrifice everything you have in order to save it? When his oldest brother dies and leaves the family with a mountain of debt, Mitch discovers what could be the answer to their prayers: hydraulic fracturing. Trying to make up for years of pain he caused his brothers, Mitch’s help causes more harm than good, forcing him to ask what he’s willing to give up to keep his family together.
As you might have seen, I just wrapped a workshop of FRACKTURE about a week ago. This next one for Seabury will be similar, but there have been some tweaks and edits (rewriting until the end). We have a new cast of OU students, including my TAGS director Thomas Daniels, who is stepping into the role of Zack (a role he helped developed during the OU workshops this school year). Joining him are Clifton Holznagel, Brenna Jenny, and Jacquelyn Baker.
This event is FREE and open to the public. The script-in-hand staging will take place in the Elizabeth Baker Theater in Kantner Hall on the OU campus. Parking is available at meters on the street (free after 6pm) or in the public garage off Washington, at the corner of Washington & College (this garage is not free, I suggest finding a meter if you can). The show runs 1 hour 40 minutes (including intermission) and will be followed by a talk-back led by OU faculty and guest mentors for the festival.
Go to www.ohioplaywriting.org/festival.html for a complete look at the festival and descriptions of all my colleagues' wonderful new plays. The full fest runs Wednesday, April 24 - Saturday, April 27, and there's something for everyone. Take a look at the line up and if you're near Athens, stop by!
You can also track my show on facebook at:
Frackture event page
Jeremy Sony - Writer facebook page
Ohio Playwriting Festival event page
Thanks for reading! Maybe I'll see you at the theater!
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Writer. Husband. Father. Effulgent dreamer. A Fightin' Irishman (@NDdotEDU '01). A playwriting Bobcat (MFA in Playwriting, @OhioU '13). I write plays. I'm a geek. I wanted to be an astronaut. I go places in my head.