New Works Festival this weekend! (online)

Celebrate the development of NC playwrights this weekend!

Tune in to the first annual Sips & Scripts New Works Festival, produced in partnership with the Capital Arts Theatre Guild.

5 full-length original plays by 5 North Carolina-based playwrights will be staged (book-in-hand readings) at the Theatre Raleigh Arts Center on September 10-12, 2021. The live, on-stage presentations will be streamed to the Sips & Scripts YouTube Channel (see more info below).

Playwrights: Judy Dove, Marilynn Barner Anselmi, Carol Torian, Tamara Kissane, and Adrienne Earle Pender.


I am so thrilled and grateful that my script NICE WHITE PARENTS 2016 is being included in this festival. It’s amazingly helpful to have a new script treated seriously by a cast and a director, despite it being still raw and unformed. I’m feeling deep gratitude for this process and the people and the time and investment in new plays here in NC.

Heartfelt thanks to Charlie Brady, Yvette Holder, Elaine Petrone, Ali Evarts, Joy Bryant, Ben Apple, Hazel Edmond, JaJuan Cofield, Julie Oliver, David Klionsky, Chloe Oliver, Pimpila Violette, Immanuel Njaambuthi, Norah Myer, and all of the panelists and feedback-givers. Thank you!

I hope you’ll watch NWP ’16 and the 4 other amazing plays too, written by great NC playwrights too. Catch the live readings streaming online starting tomorrow thru this weekend. My piece will be performed on Sunday, September 12 at 1pm.

General Festival Info and descriptions of plays and playwrights.

Synopsis of NICE WHITE PARENTS 2016:

Second graders initiate a Black Lives Matter march around the elementary school. How will their parents react? Inspired by real events, NICE WHITE PARENTS 2016 is a time capsule-dreammare-cautionary tale that pokes at impact vs. intention, and considers what we lose and who we hurt when White parents hide behind the easy identity of ‘nice.’

YOUTUBE LINK to NICE WHITE PARENTS 2016 performance on Sunday, September 12 at 1pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUW_wAWvk1M

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