Curated by Catherine Blake Smith
August 4 – August 19, Tues-Wed at 8 pm
Opening Night: August 4
Six playwrights–all female, all young, all local–collaborate on an evening of short works. Each is playwright of one play, director for another, and an outside eye for a third. The ensemble cast performs in all six plays about a range of topics such as ghosts of ex-lovers, comedic nightmares, and an absurdly honest job interview.
Job Search – written by Dayana “Dayo” Anderson, directed by Courtney Meaker
Roaring Girls – written by Seayoung Yim, directed by Amy Escobar
Mythologizing me like I do you – written by Catherine Blake Smith, directed by L. Nicol Cabe
The Strongest Flavor – written by L. Nicol Cabe, directed by Catherine Blake Smith
After It Ends – written by Courtney Meaker, directed by Dayana “Dayo” Anderson
Scary Mary and the Nightmares Nine – written by Amy Escobar, directed by Seayoung Yim
Isabela de Campos
Production Manager – Kaeline Kine
Technical Director – Ian Johnston
March 12-15th @ 7pm & March 16th @ 2pm & 7pm
Tickets are $8 OR save a bundle and get an All Festival Pass for only $20!
Taste a new play every day!
The Cupcake Reading Series is a staple of Live Girls! Bakery Play Development program, which helps female playwrights by providing resources like staged readings, talk-backs and new play commissions. With intimate readings followed by talk-backs, the Cupcake Reading Series gives audiences a chance to get to know the work of exciting up and coming playwrights as well as an opportunity to be directly involved in the shaping of new plays.
The Cupcake Readings kick-off the Live Girls! year with presentations of 11 new play over 5 days. For 2013 LG! selected 7 new plays including work from Rachel Atkins, Joanna Horowitz, Gillian Jorgenson, Juliet Waller Pruzan, Kristen Palmer, Kelsey Wilk, 2 plays from the ACT Young Playwrights(YPP) program from Holly Butterfield, and Alyson Davis and special co-presentation of Annex Theatre’s YPP playwrights, Rachel Habib and Jonathan Catterfeld.
March 12th 7pm
The Simon Fairchild Memorial Animal Choir by Kelsey Wilk / Directed by Erin Bednarz
March 13th 7pm
Gulch by Juliet Waller Pruzan / Directed by L. Nicol Cabe
No Way Out by Gillian Jorgenson
March 14th 7pm
The Melting Point By Kristen Palmer / Directed by Meghan Arnette
March 15th 7pm
Black Like Us by Rachel Atkins / Directed by Jose Amador
This is Not September 11 by Rachel Atkins / Directed by Annie Lareau
March 16th 2pm
Plays from ACT’s Young Playwrights program, Co-Presented with Annex Theatre:
LG! Award Plays
A Plot in the Dark by Holly Butterfield / Directed by Kristina Sutherland
Encourage Rebellion by Alyson Davis / Directed by Rachel Delmar
Annex Award Plays
Under The Apple Tree By Jonathan Catterfeld
The Purrrfect Crime by Rachel Habib
March 16th at 7pm
Miss End of the World, Etc. by Joanna Horowitz / Directed by Ashley Flannegan