Cupcake Reading Series

What do you get when you add 8 local female playwrights, 4 October nights and 1 heaping spoonful of local actors and directors, stir gently and bake? Live Girls! Theater’s 2011 Cupcake Reading Series, a brand new part of our Bakery play development program. With intimate readings followed by talk-backs, The Cupcake Reading Series gives audiences a unique opportunity to be directly involved in the shaping of new plays.

Mondays, October 3-24th @ 7:00pm
@ Mount Baker Community Club, Seattle 2811 Mount Rainier Drive South | Seattle, 98144

10/3 The Banyan Tree Trilogy by Tulika Kumar
What happens when the apple falls too far from the tree? The Banyan Tree Trilogy examines modern Indian-American life through lenses of gender, sexuality and politics as first generation Indian-Americans wrestle with the pressure that comes when their lives clash with the expectations of their parents.

10/10 The Lake House by Elena Hartwell
It’s human nature to assign labels to people. But humans are much more than the boxes they are neatly placed in for the comfort of others. Brought together by the death of a loved one, a family faces much more than their grief. The Lake House is a poignant look at stereotypes and the complexities that lie beneath.

10/17 After Midnight by Joy McCullough-Carranza
What if Cinderella decides not to play by the rules? This twisted take on a classic fairytale re-envisions Cinderella as a strong willed heroine willing to fight for what she knows is right. After Midnight will leave you rooting for the lady with the glass slipper like never before.

10/24 Selected Shorts
Our final night of the series will feature not one, but FIVE delicious treats.

La Lune a play in one act by Andrea Nelson
Jean has ran her whole life. She ran away from home to join the circus and now she is running away from her life under the big top. This time, though, she runs not from boredom, but from a haunting secret. La Lune explores what happens when happiness is pursued at any cost.

Commissioned Shorts
The Tools: Four playwrights are provided with a pool of actors to choose from.
The Theme: Two themes are suggested:  “Coming of Age” and “Transformation”.
The Task: Write a 10 minute play to be presented as part of The Cupcake Reading Series.
The Team: Local playwrights Elizabeth Heffron, Pamela Hobart Carter, Mackenzie Jahnke and Maggie Lee.

Cupcake Reading Series is presented this year as a part of Theatre Puget Sound’s Arts Crush.

Cupcake Reading Series is Presented in Partnership with Mount Baker Community Club, Seattle

Admission is by donation at the door.

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