Goucher Playwrights Open Studios, Volume II

The Goucher College Department of Theatre presents Goucher Playwrights Open Studios, Volume II— a series of staged readings of student-written plays, directed by alumnae/i—from Friday, September 20, through Sunday, September 22, at 7 p.m. in Mildred Dunnock Theatre of the Meyerhoff Arts Center.

Goucher Playwrights Open Studios is a series of readings of new works written by students in Professor Alvin Eng’s playwriting classes. The series is designed to improve the playwrights’ craft through collaboration with invited scholars, directors, actors, and dramaturgs. The readings are presented with minimal, if any staging, after a brief rehearsal period during which the playwrights continually revise their scripts. This work is then shared with an audience.

The second installment of this series will offer playwriting students the opportunity to collaborate with Goucher alumnae/i directors who are now professionals in the field. The students will also have the experience of developing their plays with guest scholar Dr. Janna Segal, a professor at Mary Baldwin College and resident dramaturg of the Comparative Drama Conference hosted by Stevenson University.

The readings are free, but reservations must be made at www.goucher.edu/academics/theatre/reserve-theatre-tickets or by calling 410-337-6512. For more information, contact Eng at alvin.eng@goucher.edu.

The play lineup will be:

No Such Thing as Surrender
Written by Levi Jones ’15
Directed by Aran Keating ’06
Performed by Craig Richie ’15

Apples in the Attic
Written by Bianca DeJesus ’16
Directed by Cornelia Cody ’79
Performed by Alexandra Abrams ’16, Brielle Cunningham, David J. Hills ’17, and Alyssha Shanks ’15

First Blood
Written and performed by Jacob Zabawa ’14
Directed by Aran Keating ’06

Written by Nina Kearin ’14
Directed by Emily Hall ’10
Performed by Alexandra Abrams ’16, Brielle Cunningham ’17, David J. Hills ’17, Samantha Messina ’15, and Alyssha Shanks ’15

On Friday, September 20, there will also be a special post-show discussion featuring playwrights, directors, and guest dramaturg Dr. Janna Segal.




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