Women Playwrights’ Initiative has a winner

J.D. Eames is the winner of Women Playwrights’ Initiative’s 7th annual playwriting competition for women playwrights in the Southeast. Her play Living in the Twilight With Our Two Selves will be given a reading Aug. 22 at Lowndes Shakespeare Center:

We are very excited to announce the winner of our 7th Annual Script Competition!

The winning female playwright, J.D. Eames, lives and writes in Kentucky. Eames is a member of the Dramatist Guild, an alumnus of the Monday Night Group (the oldest San Francisco Bay Area playwrights’ workshop), and is also a founding member of the West Coast Playwrights Alliance, a playwright producing company.

WPI will be presenting a reading of her winning script, Living in the Twilight With Our Two Selves, on Sunday, August 22, 2010 at 2:00pm. The reading will be in the Goldman Theater at the Orlando Shakespeare Theater complex in Orlando’s Loch Haven Park.

We invite all of you to join us as we celebrate J.D. Eames and her great new script!

See you in the theater lobby …

Courtney Miller & Nicolle Avery
Co-Presidents
Women Playwrights’ Initiative (WPI)

More about Living in the Twilight With Our Two Selves:

Living In The Twilight With Our Two Selves is a story about love and hope at the end of civilization. An unknown cataclysmic event leaves only George, Maria and a few baristas of a well-known coffee-house chain as survivors. Struggling to survive, George and Maria do what they know to do: Maria, an alcoholic ornithologist, sits vigil waiting for the doomed birds to arrive; George, a writer with writer’s block, teaches a workshop to a set of shadowy, surreal students. When dead British writer Radclyffe Hall arrives to help George, he fears he’s finally lost his mind. Freedom finally comes when he faces his inner fears.

The reading will be directed by WPI’s Vice-President, Kathleen Lindsey, and will feature the performing talents of Orlando veterans Steven DeWoody, Marcie Schwalm, Kate Singleton, and Robert Wright. A talk-back will follow the reading.

WHEN:
Sunday, August 22 – 2:00 p.m.

WHERE:
Orlando Shakespeare Theater – Goldman Theater
812 E. Rollins St., Orlando, FL 32803

Tickets will be sold at the door on a “pay what you wish” basis, with a suggested donation of $5 (only cash or checks will be accepted).

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