Theater J's "Locally Grown: Community Supported Art (CSA)/ From Our Own Garden"
January and February 2012
Tuesday, January 10, 2012 @7:30pm - Monday, February 6, 2012 @11:00pm
This robust new initiative is inspired in part by the “locavore” and Community Supported Agriculture movements which focus on cultivating, appreciating and utilizing local resources for local consumption. Theater J’s dynamic new initiative translates these principles to DC’s burgeoning theatre scene, fostering the talent of D.C. playwrights through four mini-commissions, round-table discussions and readings throughout the summer and fall, culminating in staged readings throughout January and February. Artistic Director Ari Roth comments on the festival’s ambitions to “place value on that which has taken root within our the community, and to invest in our own artists and their professional development and then export that talent to the rest of the nation.
The 2012 Community Supported Art: Locally Grown festival will feature works from area writers at every stage of development, and incorporates three main components:
- The world premiere of THE RELIGION THING, a new play by emerging playwright Renee Calarco
- Workshop presentations of THE PROSTATE DIALOGUES, a new solo performance piece by established artist Jon Spelman
- Four readings of new works by local playwrights Jacqueline Lawton, Stephen Spotswood, Gwydion Suilebhan, and performance artist Laura Zam
For more information, visit Theater J's website.