2014-15 Season 12

3rd Annual Hothouse New Play Reading Series

Feb 2 - Mar 2, 2015

Theater Alliance is proud to present its third annual Hothouse New Play Reading Series. Each Monday in February, Theater Alliance will present new works by four DC-based playwrights at the Anacostia Playhouse.

#Americancop by Bob Bartlett Directed by Colin Hovde

A young police officer has made a choice and followed through. But would it change how you feel about a person and their past if you could see life from another perspective? Or would it reinforce your feelings?

Night Falls on the Blue Planet by Kathleen Akerley Directed by Rex Daugherty

Families within Families. Ecosystems within Ecosystems. Universes within Universes. This incredible new work by Kathleen Akerley explores the care, compassion, and understanding with which we should treat ourselves, others, and the worlds around and within us.

Anacostia Street Lions by Tearrance Chisholm Directed by Psalmayene24

This is Fable – compassionate, ambitious, smart. The best hope for a better life for his family. Bear witness as he comes to understand the disturbing reality of life in Washington, DC in the not so distant future.

Gimme by Katherine Clair Directed by Katie Ryan

Vivie can’t. She’s hit bottom. She turns inward and to the stories she tells herself to make the decisions between what she desperately wants and what is possible – if only someone could give her the help she needs to pull herself back up.

Special Panel Discussion on the Development of New Work The Catholic University Theater

What does it mean to develop a new play with a professional company? What does a playwright need from their directors and actors? What is an actor’s role in the room? A Director’s? How can artists communicate in order to best serve a new play? Join us for a discussion with Theater Alliance Artistic Director Colin Hovde, the Hothouse Playwrights, and other theater professionals involved in the development of new work.

Bob Bartlett’s #AMERICANCOP
Monday, February 2 at 7 pm

Kathleen Akerley’s NIGHT FALLS ON THE BLUE PLANET
Monday, February 9 at 7 pm

Tearrance Chisholm’s ANACOSTIA STREET LIONS
Monday, February 16 at 7 pm

Katherine Clair’s GIMME
Monday, February 23 at 7 pm

Special Panel Discussion on the Development of New Work
Monday, March 2 at 7 pm

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