Works in the Park returns!

Creative Works of Lancaster is happy to be producing ¡Bocón!, performed by the Paloma Players, this August 11-13. With this show, Creative Works is continuing its tradition of hosting “Works in the Park” each year.

The play follows 12-year-old Miguel as he flees Central America for Los Angeles, meeting amazing characters along the way who help give him confidence to reach his destination as he learns more about himself in the process. Suitable for kids and adults alike, ¡Bocón!Will be a wonderful outing for the whole family. Stay tuned for more information and the reveal of our 2016 location!

Play Grounds: Theater On Site

Three Outdoor Locations, Three 15-minute Plays

May 7 & 8, 2016

This is the fourth time the project has been a Featured Stop during Lancaster ArtWalk in Lancaster City and it will be performed twice on Saturday, May 7 and once on Sunday, May 8.  The plays will be performed at the intersection of Grant and Christian Streets, Lenox Lane and the rooftop space at Tellus360.

The plays have been written specifically for their respective performance locations and feature area theater artists. While outdoor theater is nothing new to Lancaster, this format is unique on the Lancaster theater scene.

We are especially excited about the participation of members of Paloma Players: Lancaster Latino Theater, a bilingual theater group which has received acclaim for grappling with issues facing the Latino community in Lancaster and the United States.

Each performance of the set of plays will begin at 128 E. Grant Street and the audience will led by a traveling musician to the subsequent sites. The plays are free and open to the public.

Performance times:

Saturday, May 7 @ 1 pm and 3 pm          

Sunday, May 8 @ 1 pm

Locations and Plays:

128 E. Grant (@Cherry Street)

The Portal

Playwright: Susan Lange, Director: Joel Lesher, Actors: Georgiana Staley, Paul Hughes, Chris Fogel, Libby Casey

Lenox Lane, West of the County Courthouse

Entre Actos

Written, directed and featuring Paloma Players

Tellus360, 24 E King Street, rooftop

Coffee Date

Playwright: Kristin Miller, Director: Joanna Underhill,  Actors: Erin Brubaker,  Libby Casey

Facing Our Truth – Spring Reading Series

Creative Works of Lancaster continues its spring reading series with Facing Our Truth: 10 Minute Plays on Trayvon, Race and Privilege by A. Rey Pamatmat, Dan O’Brien, Dominique Morisseau, Mona Mansour, Winter Miller, Marcus Gardley, Tala Manassah, Quetzal Flores, to be performed Wednesday, March 23rd at 7:00 p.m. in New College House at Franklin & Marshall College. A moderated discussion will follow the reading, and admission will be by donation to M-Uth Theatre.

Facing Our Truth is a collection of six short plays commissioned by the New Black Fest in Brooklyn after the George Zimmerman verdict. The plays, varied in their content and written by a diverse group of contemporary playwrights, were inspired by Trayvon Martin’s case.

The readings will be directed by Nelly Torres, Ismail Smith, Joanna Underhill, and Lydia Brubaker and will feature actors Starleisha Gingrich, Jarid Heard, Stephen Gates, Isiah Hunter, London Bailey, Chris Fogel, Blessing Robinson, Chris Silansky, Emily Hofstaedter, Lily Eder, Christopher Roche, Donavan Evans, Georgiana Staley, Rita Clarke, Libby Casey, and Gary Miller. The event is co-sponsored by the J. Morales Group, the Bonchek, Brooks, New, Ware, and Weis College Houses at Franklin & Marshall College, the Franklin & Marshall College Philadelphia Alumni Writers House, and the Africana Studies Program and the History Department at Franklin & Marshall College.

New College House Commons is located next to the entrance to the Williamson Parking Lot, across the street from Iron Hill Brewery at 781 Harrisburg Avenue. Visitors may park in Williamson Parking Lot (H) or in the lots across Harrisburg Avenue.

The final reading in this series will be In the Bloodby Suzan-Lori Parks, to be performed April 19th.