Introducing our writers for 1 September’s 17Percent’s She Writes – some of them are old friends and some of them new! In a change from the usual, as the theme is ‘vacations and celebrations’ – we are also excited to present one guest play from an international writer, Allie Costa. (We will do this from time to time, please see script callouts to see if international writers are eligible.)
We are delighted to meet:
Allie Costa is a writer, actress, and director whose works have been produced internationally. Her original plays and screenplays include Femme Noir, Faking Glory, Prodigal Daughter, Sunday Mail, and Can You Keep a Secret? Her play Little Swan, a Pas de Deux, inspired by the life of ballerina Anna Pavlova, was named Best of PlayGround-LA 2014 and subsequently published. Who She Could Have Been had its world premiere at Black Rabbit Theatre in Toronto earlier this year. Allie’s on-stage credits include Spring Awakening, Hamlet, Wake, Pope Joan, and iWish. Film/TV credits include 90210, Unusual Suspects, You Me & Her, and Unintentionally Awesome. She is a proud member of the Los Angeles Female Playwrights Initiative and PlayGround-LA. The Tenth Doctor is her favorite.
Laura says: ‘I’m a doctor and researcher with a lifelong love of reading and writing, although my writing output to date has primarily been limited to medical journals. 2014 has seen my initial foray into writing short plays, one of which will be produced by the Putney Theatre Company this autumn. I’m very excited to work with the She Writes team as I’m keen to continue learning and growing as a writer.’
And we welcome back She Writes regulars:
Maggie Drury, Sam Hall, Sarah Hehir; as well as the plays you will see tonight, Maggie, Sam and Sarah are also collaborating on The Spirit of my Dream for Rochester Literature Festival 2014. They are all Medway based writers.
Whoop’n’Wail; Whoop’n’Wail are Ali Kemp and Deborah Klayman. They collaborated on 17Percent’s show for the Rochester LitFest last year, What’s through the door? along with Sam and Sarah. They first started working with She Writes when the event was held in Whitstable.
She Writes at Roundabout Nights ‘Vacations and celebrations’
1 September 2014, 7pm-9.30pm(ish)
Upstairs at the Alexandra Hotel, 43 Railway Street, Chatham, ME4 6RJ.