Final Draft New Play Festival


The Plays
 
BAD GIRL
Friday, Jan 4 @ 8pm
by Karen Riehl,
Directed by Madison Mellon
Playwright sponsored by Bill & Judy Garrett
In 1954, girls who "got themselves pregnant" were sent away to homes for unwed mothers to hide from a judgmental society. Drawn from her own personal experiences, playwright Karen Riehl's fictionalized account transports the audience to a home where "girls in trouble" find friendship as outcasts
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I WANT TO MARRY LITTLE STEVIE WONDER / IN SICKNESS AND IN HEALTH 
Saturday, Jan 5 @ 2pm
by Dea Hurston
Directed by Milena (Sellers) Phillips
Play Reading sponsored by Randy Pabst
I WANT TO MARRY LITTLE STEVIE WONDER
It’s the late 60s and a small town girl has big time dreams to meet, fall in love with, and then marry Little Stevie Wonder and live happily ever after. Will her dream come true? 
IN SICKNESS AND IN HEALTH 
Have you ever wanted to be a fly on the wall to witness what really goes on behind your neighbors’ closed doors? Here’s your chance. Take a front row seat in the bedroom of long-married baby boomer couple Edie and Jeff as they navigate love, sex... and aging. (Mature Audiences Only)
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THE DESERT ROCK GARDEN
Saturday, Jan 5 @ 8pm
by Roy Sekigahama
Directed by Ciarlene Coleman
Playwright Sponsored by Kathy Hagenbach
Set in a Japanese internment camp, Penny, a 12-year-old orphan girl, and Fuzzy, an elderly man who spends his days creating a Japanese rock garden, become unlikely friends. The play precociously navigates the absurdity of mass imprisonment as these two misfits help each other face the challenges of life in camp and the prospect of their uncertain future.
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NIGHT WITCHES: FLIGHT INTO FANTASY 
Sunday, Jan 6 @ 2pm
by Aleta Barthell
Directed by Patricia Moran Collins
Playwright Sponsored by Jack & Valerie Cumming
Gliding silently through the sky with engines idled, an all-female WWII Russian air-regiment drops bombs on their German targets with precision clockwork all night long. When the commander, Irina, is hit and forced to land behind enemy lines, she weaves her way through hostile territory, both real and fantastic, hoping to find her way back home to her regiment…if it is still there.
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Final Draft Events
 
OPENING NIGHT PARTY
Friday, Jan 4 @ 7pm
 
“WRITING VOICE & CHARACTER” – Workshop with Award-Winning Playwright and Screenwriter Kelly Younger
Saturday, Jan 5 @ 12:30pm
 
“EQUITY, DIVERSITY, & INCLUSION” – A State of the Industry & Town Hall hosted by Josh Gershick of Dramatists Guild, Inc.
Saturday, Jan 5 @ 4:30pm
 
CRAFT BEER SOCIAL in the NVA Lobby
Saturday, Jan 5 from 6 – 8pm

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