Urbanite highlights female playwrights in second Modern Works Festival

From Herald Tribune.com .   September 14, 2019

Five new plays by women, including a New College student, and a talk by a prominent playwright featured in Sarasota event

Urbanite Theatre will introduce audiences to four new plays, including one by a student at New College of Florida, during its second Modern Works Festival, which is focused on female artists.

What started as a two-week event last year, has been compressed into one week, Oct. 8-13 “to give it more of a festival feeling,” said Summer Dawn Wallace, who coordinates the festival for the theater she co-founded.

“This year, all the playwrights and the creative teams will be here at the same time, so everyone can get to know one another. Patrons can see a matinee of one play, grab a bite and come back and see a performance that’s entirely different,” she said.

The festival also will present an evening with playwright Lauren Yee, whose “In a Word,” was featured last season. (Pulitzer Prize-winner Martyna Majok was featured in the first festival.)


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Located in Sarasota, New College of Florida has educated intellectually curious students for lives of great achievement since its founding in 1960. As the State of Florida’s designated honors college, New College provides an exceptional education that transforms students’ intellectual curiosity into personal accomplishment. The 110-acre campus on Sarasota Bay is home to more than 700 students and 80 full-time faculty engaged in interdisciplinary research and collaborative learning. New College offers nearly 40 areas of concentration for undergraduates and a master’s degree program in Data Science.

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