TNT! 2013 Totally New Theatre
June 1, 2013
“TNT! 2013 - TOTALLY NEW THEATER” GEARS UP FOR 5TH ANNUAL EVENT AS PREVIOUS TNT PLAYS FIND SUCCESS
TNT! - Totally New Theater 2013, a play development retreat for writers produced by local playwright Shari D. Frost for Marblehead Little Theatre, is returning for its fifth annual event. On Saturday, June 1 at 8pm, an evening of readings free to the public will be followed by the unique opportunity to meet the local and visiting playwrights and discuss their work. Space is first-come, first-served at the theater on 12 School Street in Marblehead, and doors will open at 7:30pm.
While new play development begins at TNT!, the process from page to stage is a long one. Now as the program prepares to celebrate its fifth year, several of the projects begun over the past four TNT retreats are finding success and hitting stages across America.
Alice in Black and White, by Robin Rice Lichtig (TNT! 2011), had its premiere at the 2013 Humana Festival of New American Plays in Louisville, Kentucky. America’s largest and
internationally renowned festival celebrating the contemporary American playwright, this festival launches new plays onto America’s Broadway, Off-Broadway and Regional theater stages.
Two Left(ist) Feet, One Last Dance, by TNT! producer and participating playwright, Shari D. Frost, was selected this winter as one of ten national finalists for the 2013-2014 Playwrights’ Center Core Apprentice Program in Minneapolis. Should Shari and this play advance, she will have the opportunity to fly to Minneapolis this summer to work with a Playwrights’ Center director, actors and dramaturg to further develop this play, in addition to partnering with the institution for a full year.
Other ten-minute plays seen at past TNT! staged readings have made their way to festivals such as the New Works Festival at the Newburyport Firehouse Center for the Arts, and the Our Voices Festival in Wellesley.
For more information about TNT! 2013, or other upcoming Marblehead Little Theatre events, go to mltlive.com or call 781-631-9697.