Join SPACE and playwrights Eliza Bent, Cusi Cram, Daisy Foote, James Tyler, and Ryan King at Playwrights Horizons for readings of their SPACE-developed plays as part of their 2016 Working Farm residency.
Wine and farm-fresh bites to follow each reading. Admission is free. Register below:
Scotland by Daisy Foote, April 5th, 7pm
Julia just wants to leave. She wants to start her new life in Scotland, in her house by the sea. But there’s her dead husband. There’s her neighbor who wants advice. There’s her nephew who is asking impossible and dangerous questions. And the priest. And her old lover. Leaving is never easy. Scotland.
Daisy Foote’s screenplay Church of the Dead Girls (adapted from the novel by Stephen Dobyns) will be filmed this fall, directed by Tom Kalin. In October, her play Pearl was part of the NY Stage and Films’ Reading Series at Barnard College. Foote’s play Him premièred in October of 2012 at Primary Stages to critical acclaim from The New York Times and The New Yorker. Her play Bhutan was featured on the main stage at New York Stage and Film’s Powerhouse festival before its New York premier at the Cherry Lane Theater (Outer Critics Circle Award nomination). When They Speak of Rita was produced in an extended run by Primary Stages. Her other productions include God’s Pictures at Indiana Repertory Theatre and Farley and Betsey at Women’s Project. She was honored with the Roger L. Stevens Incentive Award in association with the Kennedy Center Fund for New American Plays in cooperation with the President’s Committee for the Arts for her play Living with Mary. Her residencies and festivals include the O’Neill Playwrights Conference, Hartford Stage’s Brand New Festival, The Icicle Creek Festival, and the Lake George Theater Festival. Bhutan and Him are published by Dramatist Play Service. DPS included a monologue from Bhutan in Outstanding Women’s Monologues, Volume Two. A monologue from When They Speak of Rita is published in Smith and Kraus’ Best Men’s Monologues of 2000 and a full scene from When They Speak of Rita is published in Smith and Kraus’ The Best Stage Scenes of 2000.