WELCOME TO EPIPHANIES, OUR FIRST ANNUAL NEW WORKS FESTIVAL!
A weekend filled with premieres of original plays!
Check out this schedule of events to learn more:
Thurs, Oct 22, 7-8:30pm
From Concept to Reality: A Panel Discussion
Join our panel of playwrights and directors to hear about the process of getting a script written, produced, and even published! Learn more about this incredible work, and how you can either support it or become involved in it yourself. A discussion that is sure to inspire, this is going to be a must-attend for anyone interested in theatre, in writing, or in learning what makes people tick!
Fri, Oct 23, 6:30-8:00pm
Purple-Eyed Teddy, An Original Play by David Douglas
Hired to investigate the rumors of an illegal auction, private detective Max Callahan travels to a small city on the edge of a dark, magical forest, where he must unravel a web of lies — and spin a few of his own — to discover the truth behind an incident that has resulted in at least two murders. Inspired by the playwright's love of 1950's film noir, Purple-Eyed Teddy is a modern suspenseful drama, filled with twists, romance, and intrigue.
Fri, Oct 23, 8:30-10:00pm
At the Battlefront, An Original Play by Gursimrat Kaur
It has been named one of the fastest-growing refugee crises in the world... and yet not everyone is aware of what, exactly, is happening to the Rohingya people in Rakhine, Myanmar. At the Battlefront follows Riya Ahuja, an elite American lawyer, who leaves behind her privileged life to take on the task of conducting a survey which might just save Rakhine from complete demolition.
Sat, Oct 24, 2:00pm
Pulling Back the Curtain: A Q&A with our Playwright Finalists
Hear from our finalists the inspiration for their play, the process of writing it, and what they hope to accomplish as playwrights. Hear their stories, and get to know the person behind the plays that you'll be enjoying.
Sat, Oct 24, 6:30-8:00pm
Camelia, An Original Play by Trent Sanders
The play is her namesake and her song. She sings of her family, their flight from murderers coming from the East, their saga as refugees, and their multi-generational fight against a broken system. She sings of Romania. Camelia Doru was born in Călimănești - a small village in the Transylvanian Alps. There, she spent her formative years listening to the conversations of many, now famous, Romanian literary dissidents, who were sent there, on the Romanian Communist Party’s dime, to write propaganda (though they never did). She sets out on a journey, armed with her wit against the darkness, to redeem her own history, and by extension, Romania’s.
Sat, Oct 24, 8:30-10:00pm
Jesus and Valium, An Original Play by Ashley Stramler
We live in a world where discrimination, and at the very least judgment against one's neighbor, is rampant, and one of the clearest cases of this lies within our culture's treatment of the LGBTQ+ community. So what it would it look like to flip society on it's head? What would happen if the expectations of sexuality were reversed? A story of familial bonds, social and personal identity, and what tolerance and acceptance actually look like, Jesus and Valium will change the way you look at the things which have for so long separated us... but which certainly ought not to.
All performances will be pre-recorded, but will be streamed live at the times specified above. We will be performing staged readings of these original works, and will be choosing a winner among these four finalists, which means your opinion matters! We not only will be judging these performances, but will take into account the audience's preference as well!
Hope you'll take the time to join us!
*PROUD RECIPIENTS OF CREATIVE WACO'S AMP GRANT
We would like to thank Creative Waco for helping to sponsor this incredible event. We couldn't do it without them!
**None of these performances are suggested for children under the age of 13