The new year is here, and so is our new season! We are very excited to be continuing our commitment to new work, local artists, and easily accessible theatrical productions as we partner with some great Lancaster-area performers!
Spring Reading Series
We’ll kick off our season with a series of readings and discussions inspired by current events. Each reading will be performed one time.
Spinning Into Butter by Rebecca Gilman (Feb. 23rd) – This play, set on the campus of a small college in Vermont, examines racism, mistrust, and misunderstanding and raises questions about political correctness, hypocrisy, and the value of good intentions.
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 (March 23rd)- This collection of six short plays was 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.
In the Blood by Suzan-Lori Parks (April 19th) – This play tells the story of a modern day Hester Prynne, a woman living on welfare with her five children, combating poverty and desperation. When the play premiered, the New York Times wrote, “You will leave ‘In the Blood’ feeling pity and terror. And because it is a work of art, you will leave thrilled, even comforted by its mastery.”
Creative Works’ 2016 season will also continue to showcase new local work as part of our partnership with Lancaster Dramatists’ Platform. Plus, our comedy quota is increasing this year as we work with not only local sketch comedy troupe Happy Time Explosion Show, but also our newest partner organization, the Lancaster Improv Players!
Our first partner organization event takes place this Friday, February 5th at 9pm when Lancaster Dramatists’ Platform will be performing readings of new work by local playwrights. Join us at 9pm at the Fulton Theatre education building, 24 N. Prince Street, Lancaster PA!
This season will also see the return of Play Grounds, in which audiences travel among locations to watch original site-specific plays; Works in the Park, a free full production open to the public in a City park; and The 24 Hour Plays, your chance to see live performances of plays that were conceptualized, written, cast, rehearsed, directed, and performed for the public in one 24 hour time span!