At the Sunday, August 12, Playwrights Collaborative Meeting (7:00 PM) we will read and discuss Steve Cirrone’s “Still The Parade.” This is a spirited and unexpected tragicomedy that updates the central theme of Webster’s The Duchess of Malfi. It is set in mid 2000’s Virginia when Marriage Equality laws for LGBT people were not nationwide, and when Sodomy Laws were still on the books in Virginia, but soon after Massachusetts passed its Marriage Equality law. The play is meant to unravel into the absurd in order to showcase the absurdity of not allowing people who love one another to live and love as they please without government interference.
This meeting is at the California Stage Theatre, 2509 “R” Street (on “R” Street between 25th and 26th Streets), Sacramento.
The Playwrights Collaborative thanks the California Stage Theater Company for the use of its theater. theater
For further information or if you have a play you would like read, contact Gary Agid, chairman, at email@example.com
Attached is more information about Playwrights Collaborative and members of its Steering Committee.
Meetings are monthly (or occasionally twice monthly) on Sundays on dates to be announced. There are no dues, fees or other charges for participating.
“The Playwrights Collaborative is an organization of writers, actors, directors and others interested in the theater, working together to promote the development and production of new plays in Sacramento and elsewhere. Through a cooperative process of peer review, Playwrights Collaborative assists in making plays ready for production and helps in finding suitable venues where shows might be performed.”
At each meeting, original plays by local writers are read and discussed as are ways to promote deserving works for production. Several theaters have expressed an interest in producing one new original play per year and Playwrights Collaborative has encouraged similar interest by other theatres in the area. There will also be occasional speakers with expertise in various aspects of theater.
Playwrights Collaborative invites interested writers, actors, and others to attend and take part in the readings. The group actively promotes new plays to prospective producers. Following each reading, comments and suggestions for improvement will be solicited from all who are present.
The Playwrights Collaborative does not share its e-mail list information with anyone.