My play, LUNCH HOUR, was chosen for Playground's WomenArts night this past March as part of National SWAN day. The topic was "She Works Hard For The Money: Women At Work." It was an incredible experience. So many great plays.
ReproRights! Women@Risk is an evening of short works in support of NARAL - Pro-Choice California in conjunction with 3Girls Theatre's Risky Women-themed new works festival.
ReproRights! is ONE NIGHT ONLY: August 6, 2015 at 7:30pm.
Megan Cohen - OH GOOD LORD
Chardonnay - BOOM, SPLAT
Margy Kahn - CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES
Elizabeth Flanagan - CLINIC OF OZ
Jennifer Roberts - IT FARCELY SEEMS POSSIBLE
Bridgette Dutta Portman - A BAKER'S DOZEN
Lee Brady - THE BIBLE AND GRACE
Madeline Puccioni - MIDNIGHT AT LA CATRINA
Jeremy Cole - A WOMB OF ONE'S OWN
3Girls Theatre has an incredible line-up all week long including LezWrites, Girl Talk, Panel discussions and readings. Check out their website for more information!
Women in Solodarity: Waking Up! opens June 12th. Tickets Available.
Women in Solodarity is All Terrain Theatre's annual showcase of solo performances by women and is part of the International Home Theatre Festival. WIS creates a space for women to have the "opportunity to to experiment with solo storytelling, monologues, and solo performances" and provide an "entry point for female directors who are new to directing."
Currently in their third season, WIS is tackling the theme: WAKING UP. Each writer was invited to interrupt the phrase and design a performance based on what it meant to each of us.
ELEMENTS OF BEING A MASCOT is all about identity, and as it turns out, not at all the identity I originally planned in the piece. ELEMENTS slipped perfectly into WIS's theme, and I slipped perfectly into place with the exploration of depression.
I'm incredibly grateful for the opportunity to stretch my writing genre and to work with a group of amazing, funny, and talented women. Each performance is raw, revealing, hilarious, poignant, searching, wondering and wandering on a path of discovery.
Please come see the show.
Women in Solodarity: Waking Up!
Directed by Chelsey Little
Associate direction by Melissa Keith
Produced by Maria Fe Picar.
Featuring stories by:
Jennifer Lynne Roberts
Honored to have received 2014 BEST SHORT PLAY for Mars One Project.
STUEY recognitions include:
BEST ADDITION TO THE BAY AREA THEATRE SCENE - The Bay Area Theatre Awards
BEST NEW VENUE - PianoFight
BEST THEATER FESTIVAL - San Francisco Fringe Festival (EXIT Theatre)
BEST SHOW - "Our Town" (Shotgun Players)
BEST READING - "Hydra" by Tonya Narvaez (SF Olympians Festival)
The Peter O’Toole Award For General Awesomeness - Amanda Ortmayer (EXIT Theatre Technical Director)
BEST BREAK THROUGH - Marissa Skudlarek, “Pleiades”
BEST CHEMISTRY - Michaela Greeley, Katherine Otis, Terry Bamberger (“Three Tall Women”, Custom Made Theater Company)
BEST RISK - Kat Evasco, “Mommie Queerest” (Guerilla Rep/DIVAfest)
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR - Justin Gillman (“The Pain And The Itch”, Custom Made Theater Company; “Blood Wedding” Bigger Than A Breadbox Theatre Company; “Pastorella” No Nude Men; and like a billion other things)
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS - Cat Luedtke in Anything
BEST FUSION THEATER PIECE - Now And At The Hour (Christian Cagigal, H.P. Mendoza)
BEST SOLO SHOW - Kevin Rolston, “Deal With The Dragon” (SF Fringe Festival)
There's a terrific blog written about these awards and founder, Stuart Bousel's, year in theater. It's worth the read.
I've been invited to Otterbein University's English Department's Writers and Scholars Series to participate in a Literary Citizenship Festival at the end of the month alongside alumnae, Jen Knox, Ladan Osman, and Becca J.R. Lachman. We will be speaking to a group of 80+ high schoolers on "The Joy of Writing and Role of the Writer in the World," talking to college students about literary citizenship, and presenting some of our work.
"The festival will include workshops, readings, and discussions about what it means to build a literary life, featuring some of our most successful creative writing alumnae, who are working as poets, a playwright, and a fiction writer across the U.S."