Thursday, May 17, 2018

WORTH in Indianapolis

Good news! My play Worth has been selected for the Khaos Company Theatre's new play festival in Indianapolis this November.

A five-minute excerpt of the play will be performed November 3, 2018 at The Neidhammer coffee shop on Washington Street. There are 14 other plays that were also selected to have excerpts read at the festival. Audiences will then be asked to vote on their favorite excerpts.

The excerpt with the largest number of votes will be declared the winner, and that play with then be performed in full during the company's following season. This November, Khaos is putting on last year's winner, Yellow Heat: Vincent Van Gogh in Arles by Allan Bates.

Worth deals with an investigation of a potentially fraudulent money manager in a charged atmosphere following recent financial scandals. The characters begin the play by acting respectably, but gradually turn vicious as livelihoods, reputations, and their own sense of identity get called into question. The play explores where we are in the wake of the financial crisis and where we might be headed.

The piece was developed at the Abingdon Theatre Company, where it received a script-in-hand reading, but it has yet to be fully produced.

More information to come!