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    Theatre Kalamazoo New Play Festival

    Presented by Theatre Kalamazoo and Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo at Judy K. Jolliffe Theatre (formerly Epic Theatre)

    January 25 - January 26, 2013

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    Theatre Kalamazoo New Play Festival

    Theatre Kalamazoo (TK) is proud to announce that the third annual Theatre Kalamazoo New Play Festival will be held January 25 & 26, 2013 at the Epic Theatre in downtown Kalamazoo. The event will feature new plays by local playwrights, performed and directed as staged readings by local actors and directors. Due to the success of the event in the past 2 years and the recognition of the diversity and enormity of local playwriting talent, the New Play Festival has grown to include new work by Kalamazoo County playwrights, as well as that of WMU and KCollege playwrights. This year, Theatre Kalamazoo has commissioned local playwright Bonnie Jo Campbell to write a 10-minute play for the festival. Steve Feffer (Professor of Playwriting at WMU) will conduct post-show conversations to assist the playwrights in further developing their work with input from the audience.

    Steve Feffer and Ed Menta (Professor & Director of Theatre at Kalamazoo College) act as lead producers on the event and are thrilled that Theatre Kalamazoo, as supported by the Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo and the Irving S. Gilmore Foundation, are once again producing the New Play Festival. A record number of plays were submitted this past summer for consideration - 37 in total - which speaks to an exciting culture of local playwriting. Theatre Kalamazoo is honored to provide a forum for these new works to be shared.

    This is a free event. No reservations are necessary. All shows are at Epic Theatre in downtown Kalamazoo. For more information please call any participating theatre or log onto www.theatrekalamazoo.com.

    The schedule for the day is as follows:

    Friday, January 25, 2013
    8pm (one act plays)

    Poet’s Departure by Darrell Kellog - produced by The Kalamazoo Civic Theatre
    Cherries n’ Cream by Jason Lenz
    - produced by Centre Stage Theatre

    Saturday, January 26, 2013
    4pm (10 minute plays)

    Bringing Home the Bones by Bonnie Jo Campbell - produced by Festival Playhouse of Kalamazoo College
    Tailypo by Micaela Moses
    - produced by the Black Arts & Cultural Center
    The Novelty is Too Damn Low by Andy Argo
    - produced by the Portage Summer Entertainment Series
    Outdoors by Dana Robinson
    - produced by Farmers Alley Theatre
    How I Discovered My Uncle was a Hell’s Angel by Alicia Banaszewski
    - produced by South County Players

    8pm

    Steering into the Skid by Arnie Johnston & Deb Percy - produced by the New Vic Theatre
    Goodman James by Jeremy Llorence
    - produced by the University Theatre of WMU
    The House of South by Rebecca Staudenmaier
    - produced by Fancy Pants Theater


    Judy K. Jolliffe Theatre (formerly Epic Theatre)

    359 S. Kalamazoo Mall
    Suite 205
    Kalamazoo, MI 49007

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    Admission Info:

    This is a free event. No reservations are necessary. All shows are at Epic Theatre in downtown Kalamazoo. For more information please call any participating theatre or log onto www.theatrekalamazoo.com.

     


    General Day and Time Info:

    The schedule for the day is as follows:

    Friday, January 25, 2013
    8pm (one act plays)

    Poet’s Departure by Darrell Kellog - produced by The Kalamazoo Civic Theatre
    Cherries n’ Cream by Jason Lenz
    - produced by Centre Stage Theatre

    Saturday, January 26, 2013
    4pm (10 minute plays)

    Bringing Home the Bones by Bonnie Jo Campbell - produced by Festival Playhouse of Kalamazoo College
    Tailypo by Micaela Moses
    - produced by the Black Arts & Cultural Center
    The Novelty is Too Damn Low by Andy Argo
    - produced by the Portage Summer Entertainment Series
    Outdoors by Dana Robinson
    - produced by Farmers Alley Theatre
    How I Discovered My Uncle was a Hell’s Angel by Alicia Banaszewski
    - produced by South County Players

    8pm

    Steering into the Skid by Arnie Johnston & Deb Percy - produced by the New Vic Theatre
    Goodman James by Jeremy Llorence
    - produced by the University Theatre of WMU
    The House of South by Rebecca Staudenmaier - produced by Fancy Pants Theater


    Phone: 269-387-3227


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