Dr. Alan Woods, the Institute's Director, Dr. Katherine Burkman, Emerita Professor of English at Ohio State, and Dr. Beth Kattelman, the Institute's Associate Curator, will co-direct the readings.
All five plays look at women and their relationships.
Toronto playwright Shirley Barrie's Audience explores the appeal of experimental theatre through a married couple's relationship, while Vicki Cheatwood, from Garland, Texas , examines the end of a long-term relationship in her The Last Time Cooper Took Midge Fishing. Salt Lake City writer Elaine Jarvik's couple, in Dead Right, re-examine their marriage as the wife contemplates how she might be presented in her obituary. And Gerry Sanseviero, a playwright from New York City , presents sisters coping with age while trying to get served before a Broadway matinee in Matinee Lunch. Katherine Burkman, in Geraldine and Jacob, plays with a woman obsessed with gambling, and what both enables and results from her passion with the slots.
The free staged reading starts at 7:30 p.m.
on Thursday, March 8th, 2007
at Gallery 202, 38 N. State Street in Westerville .
Florence: Irene Braverman
Estelle: Sarah Worthington
Waitress: Mary Vade Bon Coeur
The Last Time Cooper Took Midge Fishing
Cooper: Truman Winbush
Midge: Cate Blair-Wilhelm
The Fish: Tatyana Yassenoff
Bill: Alan Woods
Penny: Ellen Nickles
John: Cornelius Hubbard
Jenna: Doreen Salkiewicz
Geraldine and Jacob
Geraldine: Rhea Kavari
Jacob: David Fawcett
Marking International Women's Day, the Columbus area reading is one of
many staged readings taking place internationally and recognized by the
International Center for Women Playwrights. International Women's Day
dates back to 1909, and has been celebrated on March 8th since 1919.
It has been recognized by the United Nations as a key support for the
UN Charter's 1945 call for gender equality as a fundamental right.
For more information on the readings, see www.osureadings.blogspot.com , or contact the Lawrence and Lee Institute at 1/614/292-6614.
For additional information Gallery 202 and its programs, see www.gallery202online.com or call 1/614-890-8202
Read the article at thisweeknews.com
More information on Shirley Barrie at http://www3.sympatico.ca/sbarrie.kchubb/plays/index.htm
for more on Vicki Cheatwood, check out http://home.earthlink.net/~vcc2112/data/index.htm
Gerry Sanseviero's webpage is http://gerrysanseviero.com/