The Growing Stage Proudly Presents
Our 4th Annual New Play-Reading Festival
xxxxx1st Reading: November 14th through 16th, 2014 2nd Readings: February 27th through March 1st, 2015
xxxxxxxxxxxxxx About the New Play-Reading Festival:
Did you ever wonder how new plays are chosen for production? Here’s your chance to find out–and, if you wish, participate in the process!In our New Play-Reading Festival, four brand-new plays for young audiences, chosen from 100 submitted works, will be read by professional and community artists in a casual setting. Following each reading, the entire family can participate in discussion of the work with our professional team. One of the four plays will be selected to become a fully mounted production in 2016! Bring the family for this unique theatre event!
2014 – 2015 New Play-Reading Selections:
by Anne Negri
Saturday, November 15th at 4:00PM
In September of 1940, after Germany’s recent occupation of France, a ragtag group of teenage boys in southern France find a hole in the ground that leads to an underground cave. Instead of treasure, they discover mysterious drawings on the cave walls. They soon learn that they have stumbled upon the most significant site of prehistoric art known to modern humans. As they attempt to hold onto the secret of the cave, the boys discover new things about each other and their responsibility to their home.
by Gloria Bond Clunie
Saturday, November 15th at 7:00PM
In this two-act drama, Blu, a talented eighth grade artist, battles the bullying that threatens to turn his technicolor world – grey. As his older brother Scott teams up with friends to search Blu’s room for a missing journal, they discover clues that help them understand what happened to Blu, and reveal the important legacy he leaves for his family and community. With humor and tragedy, BLU touches issues that would be most appropriate for older junior high and high school students.
by Cody Daigle
Sunday, November 16th at 2:00PM
D is a young outcast who escapes into a world of stories. He keeps a book, The Book of D, to grapples with the tough things in his life — his parents’ divorce, his lack of friends, and the reasons for everything. When he makes a new friend, Blu, who introduces him to Greek mythology, friendship becomes a new story for D to write.
Interested in attending the readings? Please contact the Box Office at (973) 347-4946 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org for further info!
We gratefully acknowledge The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation for its support of the 2014 New Play-Reading Festival.xxxx Past New Play Reading Selections include: And Then Came Tango (2014 WINNER, 2015 Main Stage Production) by Emily Freeman The Secret Life of Hubie Hartzel (2013 WINNER, 2014 Main Stage Production) by Susan Rowan Masters City of Ember (2013) by Merissa Stewart What We Lost Along the Way (2013) by Corrine Esme Glanville Julie of the Wolves (2013) by Brian Guehring With Two Wings (2012 WINNER, 2013 Main Stage Production) by Anne Negri Lizzie Bright and Buckminster Boy (2012) by Joan Cushing Convivencia (2012) by R. N. Sandberg Theatre For Your Mother – The Little Red Riding Hood Show (2012) by Russell Davis