Bacchanalia 2017!

The fabulous annual festival of new play staged readings is back!  This year’s theme is Protest Plays, and we received over TWO HUNDRED submissions of artistic ire from all around the world.  We are honored to present these six finalists in the ancient tradition of art and alcohol!  The audience favorite will be selected for a full production, so thank you to everyone who came out to support the arts!  Winning announcement is below, but first:

Hey Sexy: An Environmental Parable by Natalie Sacks

And the Law Won by Charlotte Rahn-Lee

Lemons by Barry Eitel

Second Annual Administration Building Takeover and Slumber Party by Ian Thal

The Knight by Pawel Grajnert

Four Minutes by Patricia Davis

7PM June 22 and 23 at Mag’s 940 Elysian Fields in New Orleans
Tickets do not include the price of drinks, and the bar will be open throughout the show.  DON’T FORGET TO TIP YOUR BARTENDER!
Bacchanalia 2017 features the talents of:

Kendra Unique Wills

Linnea Gregg

Julie Dietz

Angela Odom

Kevin Macku

Cecilia Frontero

Samantha Eroch

Austin Krieger

Alyse Frosch

Thank you to everyone who submitted entries for our Bacchanalia 2017 New Play Readings Festival, and a special thank you to Play Submission Helper for spreading the word!  They are an excellent resource for playwrights, and have several other postings with deadlines coming up this month.

This year’s theme is Protest Plays.
Our guidelines for playwrights were:

All new plays adhering at least broadly to the theme will be accepted, but preference will be given to plays with:

Five or less actors required

Multiple speaking roles for women

Less than an hour running time

A focus not merely on the Orange One, but the larger problematic culture in American politics.

Audiences have spoken!

After reviewing the votes, we are compelled to produce TWO of the short plays that stood out at Bacchanalia 2017: congratulations to AND THE LAW WON by Charlotte Rahn-Lee and LEMONS by Barry Eitel!  We are beyond excited to give these plays a full run.

And THANK YOU to all of the playwrights and actors who made this possible, and our audiences who gave support and input.

We hope to see you again soon!

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