Playing:  July 8, 16, 23 Matinee.​

*Language warning. May not be suitable for all ages

Playing:  July 9, 15, evening of the 23rd

The Way You Made Me

The Green Grocer

Playing:  July 8, 16, 23 Matinee.

New Works Festival

SYNOPSIS

Using her trauma as a jumping off point toward creating a better home for herself and her family, Imogen shares her gift of words with an unseen lover. As she unpacks boxes and herself, Imogen recounts through love letters how she discovered happiness despite a life of neglect.A love story told by someone deemed “unlovable”


PLAYWRIGHT BIO

Lindsay Partain, Playwright she/her
Writer, Internationally published & produced Oregon playwright • Dramatists Guild member

SYNOPSIS

Dan and Amy are up for a promotion at work and there’s more than just money at stake.Meanwhile, Dan’s roommate, Chris, has been unemployed for almost a year and they’re facing the loss of their apartment, so he devises a plan on how to land a job, albeit with questionable ethics.Amy, on the other hand, is getting married this weekend to her soulmate, and Dan’s childhood best friend, Julie. For Amy, this promotion isn’t about the money, but something much more personal.


PLAYWRIGHT BIO

Sean (he/him/his) is a recent graduate of Southern Utah University, and he's currently based in Ogden, Utah. He is a member of the Dramatists Guild. He is also a professional director and a bassist for orchestra pits around Utah.His most recent projects include: His first full-length play Keystone produced at On PitchPerforming Arts as a part of their New Works Festival, his ten-minute play A CompanyAffair performed as part of Online Theatre Festival’s inaugural season, his ten-minute play Fair Weather performed as part of "24 Hours of Quarantine," a collaboration of audio-dramas written during quarantine

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Opportunities for Advancement

SYNOPSIS

When self-funded Independent candidate Malcolm Wilkes, who’s running on a shoestring budget, starts waging a surprisingly successful campaign, the national party comes calling to offer support. Which includes both much-needed funding and a couple of unprincipled political operatives with a repertoire of dirty tricks that threaten to turn what has been a clean campaign into a slugfest that could ruin lives. Will it be politics as usual? Or will Malcolm be the candidate who truly makes a difference?

PLAYWRIGHT BIO

Cary Pepper has had work presented throughout the United States and internationally. Among his full-length plays, How It Works won the 2012 Ashland New Plays Festival and Cuff linked was a semifinalist for the 2014 festival. Among his one-act plays, The Walrus Said won the Religious Arts Guild Playwriting Competition; Small Things won the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival 2006 One Act Play Contest; Party Favors won the 2016 Goshen Peace Play Contest. Most recently, Death Does Larry became his second production by Drip Action Theatre Trail in their Arundel Festival (UK) presentation, Crossed was named a winner in Drury University's 2019 One-Act Play Competition, and What Do They Want? made Cary the first (and to date only) playwright to be included in The St. Louis Actors’ Studio’s LaBute New Theater Festival three times. Cary is a member of the Dramatists Guild, and a four-time contributor to Applause Books’ Best American Short Plays series (Small Things; House of the Holy Moment; Come Again, Another Day; Irish Stew).

SYNOPSIS

On the verge of 40, Katie embarks on an unusual diet to turn back the clock. She is further motivated by the attentions of the hunky young grocer at the Farmer’s Market.


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Joni Ravenna is an award-winning playwright, TV writer and journalist whose articles appear regularly in national newspapers. She was host and head writer of the TV series, Earth Trek (PBS) and the ACE-nominated series, Great Sports Vacations - at one time The Travel Channel’s highest rated show – while also writing and hosting select segments for E! and ESPN. In 2019/early 2020, several of her plays were produced including the critically acclaimed, “Beethoven and Misfortune Cookies,” (Smith & Kraus, Aug. 2021) which is based on the life of Kabin Thomas, a black music professor teaching in the deep South who was fired after a white student complained about his radical style. The oft-produced play became a New Works of Merit Honoree (2016) after Woodie King Jr. optioned it for his Federal Theatre (NYC, 2014).

Party Favors

Playing:  July 9, 15, evening of the 23rd

*Language warning. May not be suitable for all ages