Fall ROUGH READINGS
The Rough Readings will always be Pay What You Can.
Geetha Reddy's Untitled
Directed by Amy Mueller
- Monday, October 6, 7:30pm at Roble Hall, Stanford University
- Tuesday, October 7 at 7pm. The Tides Theatre, San Francisco
About the Play
Working alone at night, a scientist makes an incredible discovery that challenges her beliefs and raises profound questions of right, ownership, responsibility, and power. This new play is the latest co-commission from Crowded Fire.
About the Playwright
Geetha Reddy is a five-time recipient of PlayGround’s Emerging Playwright Award. Her play Safe House premiered in 2010 at SF Playhouse. At Central Works she and Aaron Loeb collaborated to create Blastosphere! In 2008 Safe House was selected for the Bay Area Playwrights Festival, and Sacramento’s Capital Stage’s Playwright’s Revolution Festival. Geetha’s plays Me Given You and Girl in a Box were part of the Playwright’s Foundation’s “In the Rough” reading series. She was awarded PlayGround’s June Anne Baker Prize in 2005 and has since received three Playground Alumni commissions. Her plays have also appeared in the San Francisco Fringe Festival, the Santa Rosa Quickies festival, Just Theatre Lab, and the Best of PlayGround Festival. Her short film OBIT is currently showing at film festivals nationwide including LA Shorts Fest. NYC Indie Fest, and BendFilm Festival. Geetha is a member of the Dramatists
November Rough Reading
Martín Zimmerman's The Stranger
Directed by Ryan Purcell
- Monday, November 3, 7:30pm at Roble Hall, Stanford University
- Tuesday, November 4, 7pm at The Tides Theatre, San Francisco
About the Play
The aftermath of a brutal dictatorship. Margot hires a homeless stranger to tell a lie. To tell a mother her son (abducted by the dictatorship and given to another family) is now dead. But when the stranger comes face to face with the mother, he can’t bring himself to tell the lie, and the mother’s convinced he can help find her son. The mother insists the stranger live with her while they search. But what will Margot do when she finds out the stranger hasn’t kept his word?
About the Playwright
Martín Zimmerman is a multi-ethnic, bilingual playwright whose plays include Seven Spots On The Sun, White Tie Ball, The Making Of A Modern Folk Hero, The Solid Sand Below, and Let Me Count The Ways, and have been produced or developed at The Kennedy Center, Goodman Theatre, Cincinnati Playhouse In The Park, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, La Jolla Playhouse, LCT3, Victory Gardens Theater, The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center’s National Playwrights Conference, Marin Theatre Company, The Playwrights’ Center, Alliance Theatre, A.C.T. (Seattle), PlayPenn, Icicle Creek Theatre Festival, American Theater Company, The Theatre @ Boston Court, Chicago Dramatists, Primary Stages, Teatro Vista, Cara Mía Theatre Co, Seven Devils Playwrights Conference, The City of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs, Theatre Row, Illinois Shakespeare Festival, Borderlands Theater, Source Festival, The Gift, Collaboraction, Red Tape, The University of Texas at Austin, and Duke University. A recipient of the Terrence McNally New Play Award, Steinberg/ATCA New Play Award Citation, Humanitas Prize New Voices Award, Sky Cooper New American Play Prize, McKnight Advancement Grant, Jerome Fellowship, Carl Djerassi Playwriting Fellowship, National New Play Network’s Smith Prize, and a Core Apprenticeship at The Playwrights’ Center, Martín has been the Alliance for Latino Theater Artists (ALTA) Artist of the Month, was a member of the 2011-2012 Playwrights’ Unit at Goodman Theatre, is a Playwright in Residence at Teatro Vista, a Resident Playwright at Chicago Dramatists, and has been a finalist for the Kendeda Competition, Heideman Award, and Bay Area Playwrights Festival. He is also a Staff Writer on the upcoming Netflix series Narcos.
The Rough Reading Season is Pay What You Can.
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