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In 2016, we added an exciting layer to Theatricum’s “Edgy & Classic” Season with free readings of two new plays about families dealing with contemporary issues that hit home in unexpected ways.

  • Sunday, August 21, 2016 at 11 am
    Bury Me by Brynne Frauenhoffer, directed by Miranda Stewart

    The working class town of Pacific, Missouri is the setting for this story of unplanned consequences, where seemingly random events reveal very different perspectives of faith, destiny, life choices and women’s bodies as battle-grounds.
  •  Sunday, August 28, 2016 at 11 am
    Still Life by Barbara Blumenthal-Ehrlich, directed by Jen Bloom

    A darkly comic look at shared grief. Three people become inextricably linked after a series of subway bombings in an unnamed city, each searching for snapshots of normal to hang onto during the surreal, suspended days following a tragedy.

Playreadings are FREE – Join us for refreshments, meet the artists and become part of the new play process!

Made possible by a generous grant from the Dramatists Guild Fund



Brynne Frauenhoffer is a recent graduate from the University of Oklahoma, now living in Chicago. Her play Synchronicity will soon be workshopped at Salt Lake Acting Company; she is currently developing an adaptation of Jane Eyre for Adapt Theatre Productions, and will have a play in the Snapshots 10-Minute Play Festival at 20% Theatre Company Chicago.

Read her Guest Blog Post Here.

Barbara Blumenthal-Ehrlich is a Boston-based playwright with full-lengths produced at theaters including Northern Light (upcoming), Trustus & Trinity Rep; developed in NYC at Playwrights Horizons & Second Stage and regionally at Actors Theatre of Louisville, Geva & Victory Gardens, among others. Still Life is on the Kilroys List and a Susan Smith Blackburn Award nominee.

Guest Blog: Seedlings Playwright Barbara Blumenthal-Ehrlich

Director Miranda Stewart has staged productions in Los Angeles for Green Light Productions, Acting Out INK Fest, LOFT Ensemble & the Hollywood Fringe Festival.

Director Jen Bloom is co-founder of Santa Monica Rep and currently on faculty at AMDA College. LA credits include Chalk Rep, Playwrights Union & site-specific theatrical events around town.

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