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Posted on: September 27, 2012

[ARCHIVED] Humble Play: How new Plays Get Done

Humble Play: How new Plays Get Done

Athens, Ohio September 18, 2012 – the Humble Play: New Play Festival of Appalachian Ohio returns for its seventh year and is being held from Thursday, October 4 through Saturday, October 6, 2012. All performances 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 play writing while introducing the process of new play development to an audience. This is achieved by inviting playwrights to submit their plays to a committee of judges. These judges choose plays to be produced as staged readings for the general public as a once a year, three day festival. All of the readings are produced by the Corporation for the Performing Arts.

Oct. 4, 2012 7:00 pm – Lecture about new play development given by mentor playwright Y. York from Cincinnati, Ohio
followed by staged reading of Flowers in the Desert by Donna Hoke from East Amherst, NY.

Oct. 5, 2012 7:00 pm – Staged reading of Dream of Perfect Sleep by Kevin Kautzman from Austin, TX

Oct. 6, 2012 7:00 pm – Staged reading of Empires of Eternal Void by Kenley Smith from Bent Mountain, VA.

Each selected play will be presented as a staged reading. A reading is defined as actors presenting words of a script, using scripts-in-hand. Each reading will be kept extremely simple so that the playwright's words can be the focus of the event. All readings will be followed by a moderated talk back session where audience members are invited to give their feed-back on the plays.

All events are free and open to the public and begin at 7:00 pm. Some subject matter may not be suitable for all ages. Donations to the festival are encouraged.

Many thanks to the Ohio Arts Council and the Humble Play planning committee for making the festival possible.

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