2014 Up River Productions contributes $2500 in support of NEW VOICES: PLAYWRIGHTS AND ACTORS FESTIVAL
With a theme of diversity, emerging playwrights develop a 10-minute play through an intensive workshop, are mentored through the collaborative process of working with actors and a director, then see their words come to life on the Bucks County Playhouse stage.
The writers immediately took to the theme of diversity. Content included transgender characters, Latino culture in America in the 1980’s, and senior citizens finding love in unexpected places. Other works included “Atheist Jew,” about a young Jewish woman struggling with her culture, “Homeschooled,” a comic piece about a woman with an unusual upbringing trying to make sense of the social world, and “Dressing Room,” the story of a young man coming out as gay to his theatre friends, who do not react in the accepting way that he had hoped.
A portion of the contribution provided scholarships to three talented young writers.