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      September 22, 2019

      Sunday   2:00 PM (on various days)

      501 Blachly Rd
      Marshfield, Vermont 05658

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      The Stranger Play Festival

      A new short play festival coming to Vermont in September 2019 featuring new works from Canadian and American female playwrights who explore what it means to be a stranger or just plain strange. Anna Not Emma By Elizabeth Flanagan Synopsis: Anna and Thomas run into each other at the coffee shop they both frequent. Instead of their normal brief morning greeting and general check in, today is different; from deciding to switch up a drink order to actually sitting together, Anna and Thomas start to discuss their somewhat undefinable relationship. It soon becomes apparent that defining this relationship could have consequences that neither of them could ever imagine. What happens when two people who don’t really know each other start examining their relationship? And what happens when they have to say good bye? Chagrin Valley By Hortense Gerardo Synopsis: JORIS & ELOI meet Cute, until GABRIEL comes along and then it’s not so cute. But then again, define Cute. Define anything. Sleepyhead, By Alex Karolyi Synopsis: Sylvie seduces Barry, or does she?A woman brings home a stranger under dire consequences.Inspired by a recent high profile case, this piece examines role reversal, asking the question, ‘if women behaved like men, would the impact be the same?’ William Hazlett And The Natural Correction, By Jeanne Beckwith Synopsis: Esther is at loose ends—or so she describes it--on a Saturday afternoon. She travels quite adistance to the opening of a rare bookstore. On the way she sees something that disturbs her andawakens a painful memory. At the book store she meets Joseph, the owner, a man who has hadto make a journey of his own. They discuss dead squirrels, fate, free will, and the balance of life.Esther moves toward a kind of equilibrium of her own. BIOs of Playwrights and Festival Creators Alex Karolyi is the founding Artistic Director at Shadowpath Theatre Productions in Toronto, Canada. She has created such site-specific theatre experiences as; Plays In Cafes, Hotel Solstice, Dinner With Canada and the award-winning Cafe Cruise.  She created the first ever female apprenticeship program in Canada in 2016, training the next generation of female creative leaders as Directors, Producers and Arts Administrators. She has won various awards for innovation and leadership and is a recent recipient of the Ontario Arts Council’s Chalmers Fellowship and New World Theatre’s Playwrighting Fellowship. www.shadowpaththeatre.ca Elizabeth Flanagan is a resident playwright with 3Girls Theatre, a member of the San Francisco PlayGround Writer’s Pool, and previously served on the board of the Playwrights’ Center of San Francisco. Elizabeth’s plays have been produced by: B8 Theatre Company, San Francisco Theater Pub, All Terrain Theater, Awesome Theatre, PianoFight, Playwrights’ Center of San Francisco, Santa Cruz Actor’s Theatre, and Wily West Productions. She has received staged readings of her plays from the San Francisco Olympians Festival, 3Girls Theatre, and New World Theatre in Vermont. You can follow Elizabeth on twitter @writesinpublic. Hortense Gerardo is a writer and anthropologist. Her works have been performed nationally and internationally, including: LaMama Experimental Theatre, the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston, the International Performance Art Festival, the Venice Biennale, and the Nuit Blanche Festival in Toronto. Her award-winning feature-length screenplays include FOURHAND and DANCING IN EXILE. She is a Company One Theatre Playlab Unit Playwright (2018) and a New World Theatre Masterclass Playwright Fellow (2018).  She is currently serving as the Artist in Residence at the Metropolitan Area Planning Council of Boston. For more info see: www.hortensegerardo.com and follow her on Twitter: @hfgerardo. Jeanne Beckwith’s plays have been performed all around this country and as far away as Dublin and Istanbul. Most recently, she has had plays performed at New Jersey Rep’s Brut Festival, Otherworld Theatre’s “Paragon Festival” in Chicago, and by “Turned to Flesh Productions” in New York City. Her play, Love Letters Made Easy will be produced this February at The Producer’s Club, in NYC, and her play Shot in Baghdad will be read as part of New World Theatre's Workshop Series in Concord, N.H. this coming June. Her play, A War Story at the Rialto, is published by Playscripts, Inc., and she has had short plays included in several collections. While she is primarily a playwright, Jeanne has also worked as a teacher, director, and actor with various academic, community and professional theaters in New England, the Midwest, and the South. She is a member of the Dramatist Guild and sits on the board of the New England Theater Conference. She lives in Roxbury, Vermont with her husband, fiction writer, F. Brett Cox. THERE ARE TWO VENUE LOCATIONS: Sept 19 - 22nd at Unadilla Theater, Marshfield Sept 27 - 29th at The Grange Hall Cultural Center, Waterbury

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