Icicle Creek New Play Festival
Snowy Owl Theater, Icicle Creek Center for the Arts - 7409 Icicle Road, Leavenworth, WA, 98826
2015 SELECTIONS GODDESS OF MERCY by Jenny Connell Davis
1PM staged reading
In a fast-gentrifying corner of New York City, Kate, Claire and Mike are locked in a battle over sex and real estate. When Mike's hippie sister flies in from half a world away, and discovers Mike's ties to a global oil scandal, they soon realize a leaky penthouse is the least of their problems. A (very) dark comedy about personal, corporate, and social responsibility. Goddess will be directed by renowned, Gregory Award-nominated director Anita Montgomery. Anita is returning to us for another season; she first came to Icicle Creek to direct the very first workshop of Yussef El Guindi's Pilgrims Musa and Sheri in the New World. She then went on to direct its World Premiere production at ACT-A Contemporary Theatre, Icicle Creek's partner theater in Seattle. Anita serves as the Literary Manager, and Director of Education, at ACT Theatre. IN VIVO by Eric Coble - 7PM staged reading In Dove Creek, Colorado, Phyllis manages the local bank branch. Earl butchers meat at the grocery, Meaghan is partying her senior year of high school away. Then the mysteries begin. Impossible pregnancies, angelic visitations, internal organs taking on lives of their own. Where does faith end and madness begin? And what happens when you discover you are no longer alone in your body? In Vivo will be directed by esteemed stage director Richard E.T. White, Chairman of the Department of Theatre at Cornish College of the Arts. His wife (an acclaimed director in her own right), Christine Sumption, will serve as dramaturg for both plays. ABOUT The Icicle Creek New Play Festival offers playwrights the space, time and support they need to develop their new plays as they work alongside professional actors and directors, and then present their work to live audiences. After a week of rewrites and improvements to the plays, the Leavenworth community and theatre industry from around the country are invited to give feedback, and become part of the birth of new plays during presentations at Snowy Owl Theater. Each August for eight years, the Icicle Creek New Play Festival has brought two brand new plays to ACT Theatre as part of the ACTLab. Three of those plays went on to win the Steinberg Award the top award for plays produced outside of New York City. This year, the festival invites you to be the first in the world to hear two new plays by Jenny Connell Davis and Eric Coble.
Cost: $12 one play or $20 for both