Writing is Live 2010

(February 5-7 & 11-14)

The Consortium of Theatre Programs at Brown University is proud to announce the first ever Writing is Live, a festival of new work featuring eight plays by writers in Brown’s graduate programs.  Formerly the New Plays Festival, Writing is Live celebrates the diversity and strength of new theatrical voices while simultaneously expanding an understanding of “text” in performance. 

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This year’s festival, made possible through support from an endowed fund for the Adele Kellenberg Seaver ’49 Professorship in Literary Arts, is divided into two parts running consecutively through mid-February.  At the heart of the festival are thesis productions by second-year writers Mallery Avidon, Mia Chung, Jackie Sibblies, and Joe Waechter.   During the first weekend, four Work-in-Progress Showings by Theo Goodell, Rachel Jendrzejewski, Ian McDonald and Lizzie Vine will perform in spaces throughout the city of Providence. A detailed schedule and more information on each play and each playwright is available below. 

Tickets for ALL Work-in-Progress Showings will be available on a first-come, first-served basis at the door half an hour before curtain. All shows are free. Tickets are VERY limited for these productions, so please arrive as early as possible to guarantee yourself a seat.

PLEASE BE AWARE: The shows We Are Proud to Present... and O Guru Guru Guru are being presented AT THE PELL CHAFEE PERFORMANCE CENTER AT 87 EMPIRE STREET,
and are NOT at Leeds Theatre.

A few more tickets have recently been added to our sold-out performances! ALSO: A small number of tickets will be released the night of all sold-out shows. Arrive early to put your name on the waiting list!

Encyclopedia
by Rachel Jendrzejewski
Friday, 2/5 @ 8 PM & Saturday, 2/6 @ 8 PM
The Fleet Library @ RISD
15 Westminster St.

TOT! An Ontological Slugfest
by Ian McDonald

Friday, 2/5 @ 5 PM & Sunday, 2/7 @ 2 PM
McCormack Family Theater
70 Brown St.

All The Things You Are
by Theo Goodell

Saturday, 2/6 @ 5 PM& Sunday, 2/7 @ 5 PM
57 Eddy St. (Downtown)

The Phoenix Lights
by Lizzie Vine

Sunday, 2/7 @ 8 PM & Monday, 2/8 @ 8 PM
The Henderson Studio
46 Aborn St. (2nd Floor)

We Are Proud to Present a Presentation About the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as South West Africa, From the German Sudwestafrika, Between the Years 1884-1915
by Jackie Sibblies

Thursday, 2/11 @ 8 PM, Saturday, 2/13 @ 8 PM
& Sunday, 2/14 @ 12 PM
Pell Chafee Perf Center
87 Empire St.

LakeUntersee
by Joe Waechter

Thursday, 2/11 @ 8 PM, Saturday, 2/13 @ 8 PM
& Sunday, 2/14 @ 4 PM
Leeds Theatre
77 Waterman St.

O GURU GURU GURU
by Mallery Avidon

Friday, 2/12 @ 8 PM
Saturday, 2/13 @ 4 PM
& Sunday, 2/14 @ 4 PM
Pell Chafee Perf Center
87 Empire St.

You for Me for You
by Mia Chung

Friday, 2/12 @ 8 PM,
Saturday, 2/13 @ 4 PM
& Sunday, 2/14 @ 12 PM
Leeds Theatre
77 Waterman St.