ROCKFORD NEW PLAY FEST

When:
September 21, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
2019-09-21T19:00:00-05:00
2019-09-21T19:15:00-05:00
Where:
The West Side Show Room
1414 N. Main Street
Rockford
IL 61103
Cost:
Free

2019 ROCKFORD NEW PLAY FESTIVAL
STAGED READING
Sept 20 & 21, 2019 | 7pm CST
The West Side Show Room
1414 N Main Street, Rockford, IL 61103
Admission: FREE
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In its fifth year, the Rockford New Play Festival gives established and aspiring playwrights from the Rockford Area the opportunity to have their plays presented professionally to the public alongside the work of national and international playwrights.
This year we asked playwrights to write new ten page plays inspired by the theme “Over… The Edge.” We are interested in works that explore society’s artificial boundaries: the effect they have on the people of both sides— and those who risk everything to cross over.
Six scripts were chosen as official selections of the festival, and announced on July 15th, 2019.
Each play will be presented in a staged reading in Rockford, Illinois on September 20th and 21st, 2019 at 7pm CST. The September 20th staged reading will be broadcast on Facebook Live.
Each of the six playwrights receives a $200 royalty for their play.

OFFICIAL SELECTIONS

Promposal by Mika Doyle (Rockford, IL)
A teenage girl has a deceptively simple daughter/father talk in the family van while working up the nerve to ask her date to the prom.

Up There by Sandra Hosking (Newman Lake, WA)
A pair of friends hike down a steep mountain to the river’s edge and realize what comes down– must go back up!

Why? by Chris Widney (New York, NY)
We all know the chicken wanted to get to the other side– but what was she running from?

Rainbow Warriors by Linda Zuba (Rockford, IL)
A Rockford, Illinois lawyer keeps her promise to pass along the stories of courage, hope and love from the countless mothers she has encountered at the southern border of the United States.

Violet Mustard-Brimley, Will You Please Be My First Kiss Please?
(If You Should So Choose) by Matthew Weaver (Spokane, WA)
A popular vlogger and online influencer takes the Blue Kiss No. 35 challenge with Kale2927.

Starlight by Andrew Lee (Hamilton, ON)
When Alex’s partner Agnes begins to lose her sight, she starts labeling objects throughout the house with memories written in braille.

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