Ever wonder what a post-apocalyptic world overrun by giant carnivorous rabbits would be like? Wonder no more. Have we got a play reading for you!
The second Tuesday of every month at 7pm, I help moderate a series of new play readings for Workhouse Theatre Company in north Minneapolis.
After the collapse of the civilized world, people are struggling to survive. Technology has failed. Food is scarce. Rabbits have grown huge in size and frightening in strength. Cass (Joy Dolo Anfinson) has fled a compound to hunt for a better life. Her journey leads her to the isolated home of Jackson (Kevin McLaughlin) and his daughter Dove (Indira Addington). After these three days, nothing is the same.
(I’ve been looking forward to this reading for months. The script is wonderfully strange and the writer’s style is very compelling. The cold is lifting, you should really come out and see this one if you can.)
The reading takes place at the Warren Artist Habitat at 4400 Osseo Road in Minneapolis on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 7pm.
The reading is free and open to the public. There will be a feedback session with the playwright afterwards. Any and all are welcome to stay and participate.
The reading is being directed by Workhouse Theatre company member and playwright Valerie Borey.
About Sarah – Sarah Saltwick is from Austin, TX and currently lives in Minneapolis on a Jerome Fellowship from the Playwrights’ Center. Her work has recently been produced or developed by Phoenix Theatre in Indianapolis, IN, the Icicle Creek Theater Festival in Seattle, WA; WildClaw Horror Theater in Chicago, IL; Weber State University in Ogden, UT; Barnyard Theater in Davis, CA; as well as in cars, backyards, dressing rooms, lobbies, and a swimming pool. She has an MFA from the Michener Center at University of Texas in Austin and BA from Hampshire College.
The Greenhouse readings for April (4/8/2014) and June (6/10/2014) are still being lined up but we already have word on the play for May. On Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 7pm, we will be reading and responding to Mike Peroz’s play Thorns – a fairy tale for adults in which a princess, a witch, a king, two assassins for hire, and a philosopher who often ends up with the head of a pig all cross paths in an enchanted and thorny forest. The romantic entanglements that result are, to say the least, unexpected. More on the remainder of our reading series for the spring (yes, spring!) in the coming weeks.