Rockford New Play Festival
Aug 14, 2014
FESTIVAL DIRECTOR Nathan Alan Davis
READING DIRECTED BY Mike Werckle
The Rockford Area Arts Council and The West Side Show Room collaborated on the first-ever Rockford New Play Festival. Originally conceived as an extension of the Arts Council's Arts Place summer apprenticeship program for teens, the festival quickly expanded to include playwrights from around the world. Over 150 plays were submitted. Six were chosen and presented in a staged reading to a capacity crowd at the Mendelssohn Club in Rockford, Illinois.
The theme of the festival was "Beginnings."
The Paperboy Comes Before Dawn by Aaron Adair (Chicago, IL)
Dam, Sweet Dam by Steve Coogan (Rockford, IL)
Late Bloomer by Caleigh Derreberry (Atlanta, GA)
Earth From The Moon by Derrick Edgren (Rockford, IL)
Not Peace But A Sword by Mildred Lewis (New York, NY)
Epiphany by Charlyne Blatcher Martin (Rockford, IL)
CAST & CREW
Festival Director: Nathan Alan Davis
Festival Coordinator: Sharon Nesbit-Davis
Reading Director: Mike Werckle
Anne O'Keefe: President & CEO RAAC
Ann-Margret Naber: RAAC Coordinator
The Rockford New Play Festival was produced in partnership with the Rockford Area Arts Council
70 Minutes | No Intermission
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