“Light” New Works reading calendar listing


Free event | Theater | Performing arts

New Works Series: Light

By Meghan Kennedy
Directed by Marissa Wolf, artistic director of Crowded Fire Theater

Monday, April 22, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.

Join Marin Theatre Company for a FREE public reading of Light by MTC’s 2012 David Callicchio Emerging American Playwright Prize winner Meghan Kennedy.

All the men in Lyle’s family have been struck by lightning except him. His father, Gene, has never let him forget it. As another storm approaches, Lyle will be forced to choose between his legacy and his last chance with the only woman he’s ever loved.

MTC’s New Works Series offers exciting script-in-hand readings of new plays by emerging playwrights. Readings are followed by a talk-back with the playwright, director and actors.

Marin Theatre Company | 397 Miller Avenue, Mill Valley, CA 94941

New Works Series readings are FREE, reserve tickets online or through the Box Office, seating is limited.

marintheatre.org | (415) 388-5208 | boxoffice@marintheatre.org

The David Calicchio Emerging American Playwright Prize honors David Calicchio’s lifelong career as a playwright and supports MTC’s commitment to the discovery and development of new and emerging American playwrights. MTC awards the Calicchio Prize annually to a professionally unproduced playwright for a new work that shows outstanding promise and a distinctive new voice for the American theatre. The winning playwright receives a $2,500 award. Their submitted play receives a developmental workshop and two staged readings as part of MTC’s New Works Series. Previous Callicchio Prize winners include That Good Night by Andrew Dolan, Lidless by Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig, Carthage by Emily Schwend and Blood / Money by A. Zell Williams, all of which received staged readings through MTC’s New Works Series.

The Calicchio Prize are made possible through the generous support of Norton J. “Sky” Cooper.

Meghan Kennedy
(Light, 2012 David Calicchio Emerging American Playwright Prize) has had her plays produced in Dublin, Ireland, New York City and Austin, Texas. Her play Too Much, Too Much, Too Many was featured at the 2012 PlayPenn Conference and she was Writer in Residence at the 2012 Cape Cod Theatre Project. She was a finalist for the 2011 PlayPenn Conference, 2011 Seven Devils Conference and 2011 Bay Area Playwrights Festival and a semi-finalist for 2012 P73 Playwriting Fellowship. She was named a 2010 Core Apprentice at The Playwrights’ Center in Minneapolis and is currently a member of the P73 writing group, Interstate 73. Kennedy recently received her MFA in Playwriting from the Michener Center for Writers at the University of Texas at Austin and her BFA in Dramatic Writing from Tisch School of the Arts at New York University.

Founded in 1967, Marin Theatre Company is the Bay Area’s premier mid-sized theater and the leading professional theater in the North Bay. We produce a six-show season of provocative plays by passionate playwrights from the 20th century and today in our intimate 231-seat proscenium theater. We are committed to the development and production of new plays by American playwrights, with a comprehensive New Play Program that includes two nationally recognized annual playwriting awards, new play readings and workshops by the nation’s best emerging playwrights and a leadership position in the National New Play Network. Our numerous education programs serve more than 6,000 students each year. MTC is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.

Sasha Hnatkovich, Communications Director
(415) 388-5200, ext. 3313 | sasha@marintheatre.org

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