This february and march
The Brooklyn Generator* gathers six playwrights during a six month period for the purpose of generating six brand new full-length plays.
Here's how it works:
Each playwright takes a turn at being Playwright-of-the-Month ("POM"). During her/his month, the POM chooses a director and actors for whom they want to write. On the first Tuesday of the month the 6 Brooklyn Generator playwrights, and the chosen cast and director gather to be merry and generate ideas for the POM's play. Armed with energy and ideas, the POM goes away and writes for less than 30 days, and the final Sunday of the month, voila!, we hold a public reading of his/her new play!
(*The Brooklyn Generator began in 2010 and originally focused on the generation of new ten-minutes plays in less than two days. We ran for two years and generated 140 short plays, many of which went on to win awards and enjoy full productions)
by Georgina Escobar
Directed by Nic Wehrwein
The Greenhouse Theatre, Chicago IL
SWEEP by Georgina Escobar is, at its most simple, a play inspired by sci-fi graphic novels, the Bible, humanity, and the unbridled imagination of a child. Escobar’s SWEEP had it’s world premier at Aurora Theatre, Inc. (Lawerenceville, GA), a developmental workshop at Lincoln Center Theatre (New York, NY), and was a finalist for the 2016 National Latino Playwriting Award. A hilarious and beautiful look at the world, SWEEP pokes at human, family, genetic, and world history with a (broom?) stick. Escobar asks you to feel rather than think, to experience rather than listen, and to believe in magic. A sci-fi graphic novel of a play, SWEEP examines religion, gender roles, and the choices we make in everyday life. It’s also about a magic broom. 85 min; PG-13 to R for Language
October, Georgina willbe at the Djerassi Residency working on
"A Maxillian Affair (or How Strauss Stole The Blue Danube)."
This May, Georgina will be at The MacDowell Colony for three weeks working on "The Stoneheart Chronicles." Stay Tuned.