Founding Artistic Director Peter Hardy will be overseeing the Bare Essentials reading series and directing three of the six readings himself. Peter is a national award-winning playwright himself, who’s had over 30 productions of his work done around the country, and was named Creative Loafing’s Critic’s Pick for Best Local Playwright in 2010.
Three women face the final days of their ailing sister’s life in this moving family drama. Emotionally raw and sometimes painfully funny, it’s a transcendent study of love and mortality and survival. One of the co-winners of the 2014 Essential Theatre Playwriting Award.
Featuring the acting talents of: Teresa DeBerry, Patricia French, Jill Perry, Gina Rickiki, Sam Traquina, Sarah Wallis and Suzanne Roush.*
An epic story that moves from America to Africa and back again, imagining the ghosts of war, political corruption and personal betrayal that might lie behind the recent anti-Gay legislation in the nation of Uganda, passed into law in February of this year and overturned on July 31! One of the co-winners of the 2014 Essential Theatre Playwriting Award.
This summer’s powerful cast includes Olubajo Sonubi, Brody Wellmaker, Jennifer Alice Acker, Tiffany Denise Mitchenor, Portia Cue, Blaire Hillman, Kevin Stillwell, Alex Van and Sedonia Monet. Theroun Patterson won the 2011 Essential Award for his family drama A Thousand Circlets,