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CANCELED: New Works Festival

Saturday, March 21, 2020 at 9:00am to 3:00pm

Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Class of '56 Dance Theatre
430 College Ave, Ithaca, NY 14850, USA

March 21, 2020
Class of ’56 Dance Theatre, Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts
Free & open to the public

Directed by Aoise Stratford
Readings by Elaigwu Ameh, Anna Evtushenko & Edy Kennedy '20

A day-long series of readings and events, The New Works Festival is about the creative writing energy of our students. Audiences will get a glimpse at three brand-new works-in-progress and have a chance to participate in the process of developing writing for the stage.

Working sessions will include time for discussion and Q&A with writers and guest speakers, who will offer insights and strategies for navigating the field of new works development.

Descriptions of Works-in-Progress:

Benchmark, a one-act play by Anna Evtushenko.
A female history teacher obsessed with fact learns to live with uncertainty.

Displaced, excerpts from a full-length play by Elaigwu Ameh
Caught between resignation and resistance, a group of Internally Displaced Persons must choose how to negotiate their survival.

Coupon Coup, a short screenplay by Edy Kennedy
In order to survive an imminent nuclear apocalypse, Ferdinand delves into extreme couponing to fill his underground bunker. But is the apocalypse the only thing Ferdinand is hiding from?


9.00 Welcome & Coffee
9.15 Reading: Benchmark by Anna Evtushenko
10.30 Reading: Coupon Coup by Edy Kennedy
11.30 Panel: Script Development with Donna Hoke and Cheri Magid
12.30 Break, BYO lunch
1.00 Panel: Copyright and rights for writers.
2.00 Reading: Excerpts from Displaced by Elaigwu Ameh & discussion
2.45 Close

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