Daily Archives: June 10, 2015

Playwright’s Foundation- New Plays Developed at the Playwright’s Foundation

Playwright’s Foundation- New Plays Developed at the Playwright’s Foundation

 

New Work by our Playwrights
Produced by Friends of Playwrights Foundation
and Developed right here!

 

 

Heart Shaped Nebula
By Alumna Marisela Treviño Orta
Directed by Desdemona Chiang

Extended run through June 21st
at Shotgun Players in Berkeley
For $10 off, use discount code: PF

“With an aura of magical realism, Heart Shaped Nebula explores the mysteries of the universe and the human heart.”

Learn more and purchase tickets at
shotgunplayers.org

 

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Card and Gift
By Resident Playwright Kate E. Ryan
Directed by Ken Rus Schmoll
Produced by Clubbed Thumb

Running through June 14th
at The Wild Project in New York

In Kate E. Ryan’s “self-effacingly oddball” Card and Gift, “naturalism melts softly into surrealism…directed with affectionate restraint by Ken Rus Schmoll.” – Ben Brantley, The New York Times

Learn more and purchase tickets at
clubbedthumb.org

 

Mount Misery
By Resident Playwright Andrew Saitio
Directed by Alumnus Rob Melrose

Extended run through June 21st
at The Cutting Ball Theater
Special Offer: Use code “NewPlayLove” to get $10 tickets for the first 5 people!

“On a plantation called Mount Misery, a teenage Frederick Douglass once fought his overseer and triumphed. Over 150 years later, former U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld bought the mansion and property to use as a vacation home. This satire examines the United States’ inconsistent progress on issues of human rights and race by imagining the two men interacting across time.”

Learn more and purchase tickets at
cuttingball.com

 

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The Society of Southwestern Authors 2015 Writing Contest

The Society of Southwestern Authors 2015 Writing Contest

Deadline September 15, 2015

Requirements are at ssa-az-org/contest.html

Catagory/ $15 Entry Fee Each

Short Story (2,500 words max)

Poetry (40 lines max)

Personal Essay/<e,por (2,500 words max)

Multiple entries may be submitted with one check, in one envelope.

Prizes (Awarded in each category) 1st place- $250 . 2nd place- $125 . 3rd place – $75 Honorable Mention – $25 . Commendation – only author’s name & entry title will be printed in THE STORY TELLER.  All winning entries will be published in SSA’s THE STORY TELLER 2015.  Note if you want juge’s comments!

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Ronny Herman de Jong Author- RISING FROM THE SHADOW OF THE SUN: A STORY OF LOVE, SURVIVAL AND JOY & SURVIVORS OF WWII IN THE PACIFIC

RISING FROM THE SHADOW OF THE SUN: A STORY OF LOVE, SURVIVAL AND JOY &  SURVIVORS OF WWII IN THE PACIFIC

by Ronny Herman de Jong

Ronny Herman de Jong was interviewed about her books  RISING FROM THE SHADOW OF THE SUN: A STORY OF LOVE, SURVIVAL AND JOY, written from her mother’s diary about their life in Japanese prison camps on the island of Java and the anthology, SURVIVORS OF WWII IN THE PACIFIC.

The interview is in Chinese but Ronny answers in English.  You can see it at http://ronnyhermandejong.com/cctv-programs-on-the-japanese-armys-torture-of-pows-during-wii.

Ronny adds, “Even if you don’t understand Chinese, watch and listen:-) The second time I heard it I could make out that the announcer mentioned my name.  It sounded Chinese:-)  Thanks for watching, and if you like it, please share.”

Bother books are available on Amazon.com

Taken from THE WRITE WORD, the newsletter of The Society of Southwestern Authors June-July 2015

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