AACT NewPlay Fest Updates
Vanishing Point by Nedra Roberts of Atlanta, GA opened
in Sacramento, CA at the California
Stage Company on March 29 and runs through April 28 as the third production
of the inaugural AACT NewPlayFest. Playwright Nedra Roberts attended the opening
night performance, as did AACT Executive Director Julie Crawford and Past
President Linda Lee, along
with AACT Marketing Communications Director David Cockerell and former AACT Board
Member Stephen Peithman.
Playwright Nedra Roberts (center) with cast members Richard
Winters and Jeremy Minagro.
Vanishing Point is set in the wetlands of Louisiana in the summer of 2005 – just before
Hurricane Katrina. Following the St. Pé family and their struggle to restore
the wetlands and save their way of life, the play invites our speculation on
another kind of restoration – one of human relationships and their power to
heal the broken spirit.
for the AACT NewPlayFest, Jellofish by Jim Henry of Chicago, IL, opens on May 2 at Phoenix
Stage Company in Naugatuck, CT. Jellofish focuses on four World
War II veterans who have been playing a monthly game of poker since 1945.
They’ve been dragging five percent from every pot for over 50 years and this
"side pot” has grown to a sizable fortune. Who will survive this game of
wits and be the heir presumptive to the poker fortune? Or will competition and
resentment destroy their friendships and the game itself?
NewPlayFest will also premiere End
Papers by Barry Weinberg of Bethesda, MD at Little
Theatre of Mechanicsburg (Mechanicsburg, PA) opening on July 24, and The
Boatwright by Bo Wilson of Richmond, VA at Grand
Rapids Civic Theatre (Grand Rapids, MI) opening on September 13.
NewPlayFest addresses the need for new, high-quality plays for community
theatre audiences. The second cycle has already begun. Producing theatre
applications are due May 1, 2014. Click
here for more information.
MTI Discounts for Summer/Fall Shows
the first four Music Theatre International musicals produced during the membership year (Sept 1 - Aug
31), AACT member theatres receive a 20% discount on standard rental fees. If a
theatre produces five MTI musicals in the year, the fifth standard rental
package is FREE.
not too late to claim the AACT member discount (even if you have already paid!)
you currently have a MTI musical scheduled, you can receive a rebate!
a full list of discounts for AACT members, Click
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