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The Humble Play: New Play Festival of Appalachia Ohio

The Humble Play: New Play Festival of Appalachia Ohio

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Location: ARTS/West, 132 W. State St., Athens

Contact: Kelly Lawrence

Phone: 740-592-4315

Oct 17-19, 2013

Humble Play: New Play Festival of Appalachia Ohio 2013

The Humble Play: New Play Festival of Appalachia Ohio returns for its eighth year and is being held from Thursday, October 17 through Saturday, October 19. All performances and activities are held at ARTS/West, located at 132 W. State St. in Athens, Ohio. 

The Mission of the Humble Play is to promote the art of playwriting while introducing the process of play development to an audience. This is achieved by inviting playwrights to submit their new plays to a committee of judges. These judges select plays to be produced as staged readings for the general public as a once a year, three-day festival. The Corporation for the Performing Arts produces each reading.

Oct. 17, 2013 at 7:00 pm– Staged reading of Romeo and Juliet: There Hasn’t Been a Rap Song Yet by Rheal Radwany of Athens, Ohio.


Oct. 18, 2013 at 7:00 pm– Staged reading of Her Summer Fling by Merri Biechler of Athens, Ohio.


Oct. 19, 2013 at 7:00 pm– Staged reading of Dignity by Celeste Parsons of Nelsonville, Ohio.


Each selected play will be presented as a reading. All of the plays in this year's festival have been past festival choices. A committee had re-read the plays that were presented in past years and chose the above three listed. All three winners are from Athens County this year. A reading is defined as actors presenting the words of a script, using scripts-in-hand. Each reading will be kept extremely simple so that the playwright's words may be the focus of the event. All readings will be followed by a moderated talk back session where audience members are invited to discuss the plays.
 
All events are free and open to the public.  Donations to the festival are encouraged.