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“What to Old Ana is the Lion of Anacostia” -> Anacostia Playhouse New Works Festival [Nov. 15 at 8 PM & Nov. 17 at 3 PM]

Visions/Revisions: Anacostia Playhouse New Works Festival

Anacostia Playhouse New Works Festival

Anacostia Playhouse is pleased to announce the winners of our first-ever new play festival, Visions/Revisions! Eight new and non-produced 10-minute plays have been selected and will be presented as staged readings with professional actors and directors.

These plays address the themes of deterioration and renovation, both physically and socially, over the course of Anacostia’s long history. Anacostia has undergone many physical and social changes from the time of the Nacochtank Native American settlement along the Anacostia River, to the founding of Union Town, to today. These submissions examine the impact of revisionist history on Anacostia and its residents.

This New Works Festival will be held November 15–17 at the Anacostia Playhouse located in historic Anacostia in Washington DC. The festival is an opportunity to introduce new playwrights to Washington’s theater community and establish relationships between writers, producers and directors.

Our winning line up:

Anacostia Bound

Playwright: Debbie M. Jackson

Director: Bryanda Minix

 

Struggles on the Stoop

Playwright: Breonna Young

Director: Bryanda Minix

 

Anacostogia

Playwright: Deidre “Creative Soul” Gantt

Director: Jared Shamberger

 

What to Old Ana is the Lion of Anacostia

Playwright: John H. Muller

Director: Jared Shamberger

 

Modern Geography

Playwright: Darien Mitchell

Director: Charlotte La Nasa

 

The Water of Her Noblest Rivers

Playwright: Andrew Martineau

Director: Charlotte La Nasa

 

Grand Opening

Playwright: Alan Sharpe

Director: Teshonne Powell

 

The Eight

Playwright: Rahima Rice

Director: Teshonne Powell

 

Plays are separated into Group A and Group B.

 

Group A, performing November 15 at 8 PM and November 17 at 3 PM includes

Anacostia Bound, Grand Opening, Modern Geography, and What to Old Ana is the Lion of Anacostia

 

Group B, performing November 16 at 8 PM and November 17 at 8 PM includes

Struggles on the StoopAnacostogiaThe Water of Her Noblest Rivers, and The Eight

 

All tickets are PWYC and available by clicking here.

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