The Bechdel Group's New Play Development Reading Series
The 2021 Winter/Spring Workshop Season
All readings will be via Zoom until otherwise announced.
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Monday, February 22, 5:30 pm:
Patty Kim Hamilton's Peeling Oranges
"When Jae returns home to the small town of Sisters, Oregon, she find her Mother (Umma) and sister (Luna) unraveling within their emotional worlds as the three of them are forced to confront their memories and ghosts in an attempt to reconstruct their past."
Tuesday, February 23, 6:30 pm:
Caroline Sarkozi's dirty, clean, dirty, clean
"What do Giulia and Julia have in common besides both being in their college laundromat at 3:23 am? Can you fit yourself into a washing machine? Will drinking bleach kill you?"
Monday, March 29, 6:30 pm:
Paul Hufker's Modern Houses in the Lush Green Savannah that Lies in the Shadow of the Volcano
"Two white couples, at the edge of everything . Can (wo)man outrun him(her)self?"
Tuesday, March 30th, 6:30 pm:
Heidi Kraay's see in the dark
"When Oni, a young girl with great power, shows up in the desolate village that Juneau, Alaska has become and reveals abilities that could help them rebuild their world, the surviving community embraces her as their new hope. That is, until a boy is found hunting her down with brutal accusations, a boy Oni doesn’t recognize but who brings out the worst in her."
Monday, April 26th, 6:30 pm:
Colleen O'Doherty's Power Surge
"These women are becoming more powerful in more ways than one."
Tuesday, April 27th, 6:30 pm:
Catherine Craig's Suspended Belief
"A camerawoman risks all to flee to a women’s shelter. When the system can’t protect her and her children, she finds unlikely allies in an oddball special effects film company called OddFX."
Monday, May 24th, 6:30 pm:
Reneé Flemings' empty spaces
"Mara's life is thrown into chaos beginning with a concerted effort to remove BIPOC from her job, then the disappearance of her fourteen year old daughter. She struggles to maintain balance as she spins out of control trying to deal with the empty spaces in her life."
Tuesday, May 25th, 6:30 pm:
Jordan Elizabeth Henry's Resurrection
"Riley returns home to bury her grandfather, but she has a secret to share with her sister Shae about a trauma that occurred many years before."
Sunday, June 6th, 1pm
An afternoon of ten minute selections from shortlisted scripts by:
Bethany Dickens Assaf