PLAYWRIGHTS UNVEIL NEW PRODUCTIONS DURING
2007 ALBEE WORKSHOP
During the University of Houston’s spring semester, five
budding playwrights have seen their works leap from the script to
the stage. Soon, Houston audiences will experience the fruits of
these students’ labors during the 2007 Edward Albee New Playwrights
Since 1989, this annual event has spotlighted student-written plays
that were produced during the spring semester. All of the featured
works were groomed under the watchful eye of UH Distinguished Lecturer
and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lanford Wilson.
“Lanford picks up on emotions playwrights are trying to convey.
This makes him helpful in giving advice on how to communicate with
an audience,” said workshop student Rachel McKeehan.
All performances are free and open to the public. Plays will be
performed in the following order.
8 p.m., April 24, 26, 28
- “Tough Love” by Aaron Racicot, directed by Kriste
Tujague: A late-night call forces a married couple to examine
their ideals. Sometimes, love can be tough.
- “Sticks and Stones” by Brady Alland, directed
by Reesa Graham: A story of a young man who has endured trials
early in his life, a girl who keeps finding love in all the
wrong places and their two eccentric roommates.
- “Somebody Else’s Balls” by Dustin Sturgill,
directed by Kevin Jones: A story about four friends lost in
a cave they are exploring, where ancient Israelites had supposedly
lived some thousands of years before.
8 p.m., April 25, 27 and 2 p.m., April 29
- “Flesh and Blood” by Rachel McKeehan, directed
by Kriste Tujague: The fantasies of a science fiction enthusiast
are challenged by a jilted lover and her interpretation of bitter
- “Shanghai” by Elizabeth Keel, directed by MJ Emig:
A woman and her associates make their living off of kidnapping
celebrities for their avid, wealthy fans. Unfortunately, one
crowded weekend at the Shanghai resort gets a little bit out
of her control.
||2007 Edward Albee New
||April 24 - 29
||Jose Quintero Lab Theatre (located
in the School of Theatre)
University of Houston – Entrance 16
||UH School of Theatre
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