Monday, February 18, 2013

Quarter Year Dilemmas: The Next Chapter

Happy President's Day! I'm looking forward to today's blog post because it's been a while since I've blogged in depth about Quarter Year Dilemmas (QYD), the one-act play I wrote which has also been the premiere production focus for The ProduceHERS.

Back in November of 2012, The ProduceHERS hosted a Women's Artist Series that featured a staged reading with excerpted scenes from QYD, Anne Witkavitch, author of  Press Pause Moments, a poignant and powerful collection of essays on life transitions written by women and a striking international photo presentation from Dana Astmann. 

Thus far, the readings of QYD have received good audience engagement and reception, however, I want to enhance the story so that it has a more universal appeal outside of women in their mid-twenties. I'm not sure how to get there from here. As the playwright, my primary concern is getting the story to be the best it can be. Writing is rewriting. It's a process that feels never ending, but it is also what I must do to become a better writer.The Q&A sessions we've held after the readings haven't gone deep enough in terms of story feedback. Halima, the production's director and I are looking to change that.

This Sunday, February 24, 2012, The ProduceHERS will host a table read of Quarter Year Dilemmas at Shear Brilliance Institute, located at 193 Campbell Ave., West Haven, Connecticut from 2 to 3:30 p.m. We've invited audience members from past events to an in-depth table read of the script. We have 13 people confirmed and more contributors are still welcomed.  
If you're interested in joining the table read, contact Halima at The ProduceHERS would love to have you.

Before I close, I'm going to plug our next event. We'll be hosting a follow-up Women's Artist Series for SWAN Day on March 30, 2013. We're currently looking for female actors, singers, visual artists, writers, etc., who would like to present their work at the event. If interested or know a woman artist who will be, check out the flyer to your left for more details and help us spread the word. Thanks and stay tuned...

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