Something new for yours truly… dramatic readings at the New Playwrights Festival (NPF) at Pistarckle Theater May 20th! These are from Stacey A. Bryan’s “Bone is for Dog; Meat is for Man” (Tariq) and Gillian Royes PhD’s “How to be an Immigrant”. Also presented was Matthew Hamilton-Kraft’s “Alternative Facts”. It was a rewarding experience.
These plays were chosen from among 7 entries; each play’s first act was presented; Frank Bartolucci directed. Every play was a winner! Hamilton-Kraft was the only playwright on hand to collect his participation award, the other two were unable to be present due to unforeseen circumstances.
Host/Actress (Bryan’s “Sad Mangoes, a 2015 NPF entry and 2016 season hit), Pistarckle Theater Board Member and New Playwrights Festival Chair Gloria Gumbs sees the NPF as a way to cultivate and showcase local playwrights and elevate the arts organically!