Friday, May 04, 2012

Save the date: Icicle Creek Theater Festival Opens with Seven Spots and My Before and After

Save the date for Seven Spots on the Sun and My Before and After,

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Leavenworth, WA - Icicle Creek Center for the Arts has announced two new plays: Seven Spots on the Sun and My Before and After, as part of its renowned program, the Icicle Creek Theatre Festival (ICTF).


Both plays will be presented on Sunday, August 19th at Icicle Creek’s Canyon Wren Recital Hall in Leavenworth. The plays will be re-mounted on Tuesday, Aug. 21 and Wednesday, Aug. 22 at Seattle’s ACT-A Contemporary Theatre, in partnership with the Central Heating Lab. All play presentations will be followed by talkback sessions between audience and playwright.

Since its inception in 2007, the Icicle Creek Theatre Festival, recognized by the Seattle press as a “prestigious incubator of new plays,” has played an innovative part in advancing the American theater by offering opportunities to playwrights to develop their new work in collaboration with professional actors and directors. ICTF is one of a handful of groundbreaking programs across the country focusing on the annual development of promising plays through intensive workshops, collaboration, experimentation, and rewriting. Allen Fitzpatrick, artistic director, states that every play which ICTF has workshopped has met with success, several winning awards and large development grants, and many receiving full productions.

In Seven Spots on The Sun, by Martin In Zimmerman’s, a doctor working in a country ravaged by civil war refuses even to look at a patient since the fateful day the army took his wife away from him. But when a mysterious plague ravages the countryside, the doctor faces a moral dilemma when he discovers he has the power to heal.

In My Before and After by Michael Louis Serafin-Wells’ the discovery of the abandoned workshop of an elusive abstract artist brings together Wes, his sister Olivia, and old friend EJ, to catalog the artist’s work and rebuild their own fractured lives, revealing the beauty, melancholy, and wry humor of relationships reborn in the wake of great loss.

Mr. Zimmerman, a recipient of the Carl Djerassi Playwriting Fellowship and the National New Play Network's Smith Prize, has had plays produced or developed at venues including The Kennedy Center, Goodman Theatre, The Playwrights' Center, Alliance Theatre, American Theater Company, The Theatre @ Boston Court, Chicago Dramatists, Primary Stages, Seven Devils, Borderlands, and Source Festival. Martín is a member of Goodman Theatre's Playwrights’ Unit, and a Resident Playwright at Chicago Dramatists.

Mr. Serafin-Wells is the winner of the London New Play Festival, a New Voices West honoree, a finalist for the Heideman Award, and a finalist at VBA London’s Soho Theatre. His plays have seen production, publication, workshops and readings in NY, London, Seattle, Boston, San Francisco, L.A., Washington, DC, and elsewhere. My Before and After was recently workshopped as part of ACT Theatre’s The Construction Zone series.

Artists, ticket sales and additional information will be available in the coming months. For further information, contact Lilia Grundy at (509) 548-6347 x401.

About Icicle Creek Center for the Arts is dedicated to celebrating excellence in the lively arts and inspiring generations of students, artists and audiences through exceptional educational experiences, live performances, and special events - all in the breathtaking, natural setting of the mountain meadows.

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