The Foundry is well-represented in InterAct Core Playwrights Weekend, June 24-26! Recent Foundry graduates Emily Acker, MJ Kaufman, and Sam Henderson will have plays read. (Foundry Mentor James Ijames is the fourth member.) For tickets and info, visit here.
Here’s the details, according to InterAct:
FRIDAY, JUNE 24 @8 pm
KILL ME SOFTLY, LOWER MERION
by Emily Acker
All Billie wants is a meaningful job, but it’s hard to self-motivate in the suburbs, Especially when her self-made mother is driving her crazy, her new housekeeper is proving that millennials can work hard, and the dogs next door won’t. stop. barking. Acker’s play is a fast-paced comedy
about what people do with their free time, what sort of people have free time, and how and why each generation climbs the ladder until they’ve made it in America.
SATURDAY, JUNE 25 @8 pm
MATTER OUT OF PLACE
by James Ijames
It’s about guy who creates a promised land for his descendants. It’s an experiment in Afro-futurism. It’s kind of Ijames’ dream for black people, to see themselves through their own mirrors and not “through a glass
darkly.” So perhaps this is a mirror. If you don’t see yourself in it…perhaps you’re a vampire?
SATURDAY, JUNE 25 @2 pm
by MJ Kaufman
The members of the men’s peer education group at Watson College spend hours unpacking male privilege. They love each other. But could it be that even sensitive guys sometimes have trouble managing their anger? In this play women and gender non-conforming people try to understand men who are trying to understand masculinity.
SUNDAY, JUNE 26 @ 2 pm
SUMMONING THE DESTROYING ANGEL!
by Sam Henderson
Welcome to the Richard Walhaus Museum. You were probably looking for the Richard Wall House Museum, but while you are here let us tell a little about Richard Walhaus and the Church of the Original Revelatory, and about ourselves. We live in the archive now. The museum provides
for us….Don’t worry, your bus driver definitely is on his way back!