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Sunday, December 06, 2015

More "New Works" on the Way

   I've heard rave reviews about the first weekend of the ARTS New Works Festival (sadly, I was out of town and missed it) - but we all have another chance, as a second weekend of play readings continues next weekend.

   My pal Dave Lavender wrote a story about the festival for the Herald-Dispatch, which you can read right here.

   Here's an excerpt:


   The old saying goes that laws are like sausage you don't want to see how they are made.
   Now, the star-dusted magic of creating plays, on the other hand, that's another matter.
   If you'd like to see how some of the region's best playwrights make a play baby, well, have we got the festival for you.
   Called New Works, the festival gives audiences a first listen to dramatic readings of some 29 new plays of all stripes culled from some 95 submissions from around the world.
   Taking place in the cozy Renaissance Ballroom at the Renaissance Arts Center, 900 8th St., Huntington (the old Huntington High School), New Works will shine a light on such well-known writers as Ironton native and now L.A.-based writer Mickey Fisher (creator of "Extant," the sci-fi series starring Halle Berry that ran for two seasons on CBS), other award-winning playwrights such as Jon Joy and Mike Murdock, as well as up-and-coming writers.

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