Playwrights’ Weekend -

December 05, 2013

Playwrights’ Weekend
Sunday, December 8 and Monday, December 9, 2013

Presented by Virginia Repertory Theatre in partnership with
the University of Virginia


Virginia Repertory Theatre Gym
114 West Broad Street
Richmond, Virginia 23220


Virginia Rep and U.Va. are pleased to present four playwrights who will read from their new works in progress.  This event is free and open to the public.


U.Va. graduate acting students will also be participating in the readings.U.Va. Associate Professor Doug Grissom will present Banquet Years. Inspired by the Dreyfus Affair in 1890’s France, the story focuses on how this traumatic event changed the lives of Alfred Dreyfus and his wife Lucie, and the people that become entangled with them.


Additionally, Stalker by John Prescott, U.Va. undergraduate student, will be presented. Prescott is an undergraduate student at the University of Virginia. He is an Echols Scholar majoring in Storytelling, and was awarded the Delauney Prize for his plays Stalker and Digital Soul.


A psychological thriller, Stalker explores the depths of human imagination…and madness. Nemo’s life is governed by routine. Wake up, go to work, come home, and follow Finley. He’s done this for three years, along with his imaginary friend, Chloe. Together, the two follow Finley’s every move – to the point of obsession. And as this obsession consumes Nemo’s life, his own grip on reality starts to slip.


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