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LITTLE BLACK DRESS 2018
Volume Control: NATIONAL FESTIVAL OF NEW PLAYS BY FEMALE PLAYWRIGHTS back in Sedona
Red Earth Theatre is bringing Little Black Dress INK’s nationally sourced Female Playwrights ONSTAGE Festival to Sedona for the 5th year. This nation-wide event features local actors and actresses giving voice to short plays and monologues written by female playwrights from across the nation. This reading of exciting new work will take place at the Sedona Hub at 7.30pm and is open to the public.
Every year, Little Black Dress INK (LBDI)—a nationwide female playwright producing organization—invites female-identifying playwrights to submit short pieces to suit the ONSTAGE theme. This year’s theme was Volume Control. After playwrights submitted their plays, they participated in LBDI’s unique peer-review process to narrow down the list of semi-finalists.
As a participating partner in this year’s festival, Red Earth Theatre has blind-selected 7 plays and one monologue from the semi-finalists. It was after the plays were chosen that the playwrights were revealed. Playwrights featured in Sedona range from CA, NY, TX and the UK! They are Rhea MacCallum, Paula Goldberg, Sharon Goldner, Chelsea Sutton, Doc Andersen-Bloomfield, Susan Jackson, C.J. Ehrlich and Nancy Cooper Frank.
“One of the things I love about our festivals is that you get so much variety in one evening,” said Little Black Dress INK’s Artistic Director, Tiffany Antone. “You can start the evening with 10 minutes of off-the-wall fun before being plunged into something that absolutely squeezes your heart, followed by another short play or monologue to laugh or cry with for a few minutes before we change genres or topics yet again. It’s like treating yourself to a night of theatrical tapas – there’s something for every palate!”
Local directors Kate Hawkes, Dylan Marshall, Cathy Ransom , Sarah Ann Lesslie and Irmgard Lake will be leading 15 actors through this varietal evening of stories. Regular Red Earth Theatre-Little Black Dress performers this year include Shaunn Cochran, Mary Gladieux, Kate Hawkes, Dylan Marshall, Cathy Ransom, Shaeri Richards, Terra Shelman, Ashlee Threlkeld and Deborah Williams. Lawrence Cohen and Michael Rende appear in Little Black Dress for the first time and making their debut with Red Earth, we welcome Amber Engelmen, Tiffany Grimm, Phil Oberholzer and Sandi Schenholm.
Feedback from each reading location will be given to Little Black Dress INK, in order to help them narrow down which winning pieces will be produced in Prescott, AZ later this fall.
Be advised: Some plays do contain mature subject matter and language.]
WHAT: New 10 minute Play Readings
WHEN: March 10 7.30pm
WHERE: Sedona Hub, 525B Posse Ground Rd
Suggested Donation: $10