The 2015 Rockford New Play Festival will be held at Conveyor , 317 W. Jefferson St. on Thursday, August 20th at 7PM.
Six ten minute plays (chosen from 520 total submissions) will receive staged readings. Admission is free and open to the public.
The plays are:
THIN AIR by Tom Coash (New Haven, CT)
A tightrope walker confronts her fears and tries to regain her balance on the wire after a tragic accident.
DIVIDING ADAM’S ASHES by A.K. Forbes (Fort Thomas, KY)
Three men debate the fate of a friend’s ashes, sparking conversation and confrontation over marriage, mistakes and Moses.
THE MEGAPHONE by Michael Long (Burke, VA)
A profoundly impaired child, incapable of speech, encounters a profoundly bitter department-store Santa.
THE GROVE by Paula Hendrickson (Rockford, IL)
Members of a card club at Liberty Fields Assisted Living Center may be old, but they all fight aging in their own ways, possibly at their own risk. Whether by action or attitude, these seniors prove even the most aged among us still have much to offer – whether they like it or not.
FOR A MOMENT, REHATCHED by Susan Goodell (Weston, CT)
A man receives a flying lesson from a seagull
HYDRANGEA JOURNAL by Derick Edgren (Sarah Lawrence College, NY)
When Carla begs her mother for the funds and support she needs to start her own all-black news source in New York City, she is met with the same stubbornness she has dealt with all her life. But as Carla picks at her mother’s hesitations, she comes to truly understand them after all these years.