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2019 New Playwrights Festival

New Playwrights Festival: Readings from a New VI Playwright
Staged readings will take place from plays that were submitted for this year's New Playwrights Festival. It's a great way to taste a slice of new plays, crafted by Virgin Islander playwrights. For the past several years, a play from each of this readings was then produced in full, on-stage, during Pistarckle's regular season.
Staged readings will take place from plays that were submitted for this year's New Playwrights Festival. It's a great way to taste a slice of new plays, crafted by Virgin Islander playwrights. For the past several years, a play from each of this readings was then produced in full, on-stage, during Pistarckle's regular season. This year's chosen plays are "Sorrow of the sea Maidens" by Fengar Gael, and "Made In Heaven" by Steven Bogart.
CHARACTERS: (four women and two men)
NARRATOR for Stage Directions – Robert Leonard
MIRABELLE FONTAINE, an Afro-Caribbean doula; mid-twenties and mid-forties – Tameka C. Franco
GWENDOLYN WELLES, an Anglo-American conservation biologist; mid-thirties - Caroline Emch-Wei
MARLIN WELLES, her husband, an Anglo-American molecular biologist; mid-thirties – Ryan Firment
FINOOLA WELLES, Gwendolyn’s cloned chimera as a fetus and infant -TBD
DOCTOR HURLEIGH SWALES, an Afro-British physician; mid-thirties and fifties – Frank Jackson
ORMA SETIMBA, an Afro-Caribbean housemaid and cook; twenties – Krystal A. Setorie
NERISSA BAPTISTE, Mirabelle’s adopted daughter; mid-teens - TBD
Suggested doubling: Finoola Welles / Nerissa Baptiste

Island resident actors are as follows:

- Narrator for stage directions: Tameka C. Franco
- Professor Adam Huntsman, 65 year old; arrogant, self-absorbed art history scholar Provost, portrayed by actor Robert Leonard
- Nancy Pandora - 55 years old, pragmatic, compassionate, anxious, portrayed by actor Bonnie Erb
- Rachel Lawrence, Title IX Officer, 27 year old, committed feminist University VP, portrayed by actor Caroline Emch-Wei
- Russ Henderson, 45 year old, positive, light-hearted College Professor, portrayed by actor Frank Jackson
- College Senior, Oren, 22 years old, shy, self-aware, comes across fragile, portrayed by actor Ryan Firment

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Earlier Event: May 10
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