Friday, February 6, 2015

Announcing the Plays for our WINKS Staged Reading Series - Season Three

The Double-Take Staged Reading Series: 
A Wide Eyed Look at Theatrical Adaptation

Wide Eyed Productions will be hosting our third installment of the WINKS staged reading series! This time around, we will be focusing exclusively on new theatrical works of adapted content (meaning plays inspired by other works).

Wide Eyed Productions is excited to continue its work on new American plays like our recent, world premiere production of Dead Special Crabs by Dan Kitrosser and the award-winning Animals by Sam Byron. We had such a good response to the previous seasons of readings, we want the fun to continue.

From March through August 2015, please join us on the first Tuesday of every month at The Drama League, where we will feature a 20-minute segment from three original works by three different writers, which are related to, or inspired by, that month’s theme (see below). At the end of each night, the audience will be invited to select their favorite of the evening anonymously. The majority favorite will be named a semifinalist and be invited to submit a full text* to Wide Eyed Productions’ Artistic Board for consideration for our final round.

The 2015 monthly themes and selected plays for each are as follows:  

MARCH - Anything But Disney: Adaptations from fairy tales from around the world
Janis and the Big BAD World - Catherine Weingarten 
Anna Something: A Queer Cinderella Story - Anna Fox 
Not the Same Old Story - David Rigano 

APRIL - Shake it Up: Adaptations from any of the Bard's many works
Tamed - Holly Hepp-Galván 
Caliban - Michael Aman 
Better Than Dreaming (Musical) - Alan Gordon and Joy Son

MAY - In the News: Adaptations from past or current news stories from all forms of media
The Glow Overhead - Nick Gandiello 
Duck - Tom Block 
Modern Day Alchemy - Ashleigh Catsos 

JUNE - It’s All Greek to Me: Adaptations from Greek texts and mythos
Electra Orleans - Joe Musso 
The Cyclops - Jonathan Alexandratos 
Iocasta Regina or Oedipus in Utero - Ilan Ben-Yehuda

JULY - myTunes: Adaptations from pop songs, opera and other musical inspirations
Don Gio - Joshua R. Pangborn 
Seven Deadly Scenes - Kaleigh Prue 
Vogue - Charles Salmon 

AUGUST - Page Turners: Adaptations from works of literature
Return of the King -  Edmond Malin
Masque of the Red Death - Matt Herzfeld 
Callaway - Phillip Gerson
Blackbeard’s Revenge (Young Audiences) - Leonora Bernstein

Wide Eyed Productions exists to bring brave, bold and culturally relevant new texts to production. With a core ensemble of emerging theatre artists, we are dedicated to leaving our audience Wide Eyed.

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