Yesterday I presented a short play I wrote in response to Small Narration by Wojtek Ziemilski, My play was titled Nothing to Say and Five Minutes to Say It. The play was performed by Steve Madar and directed by Jon Lawrence Rivera. The piece was presented as part of the International Digital Play Festival. Details below:
On Saturday, March 21, 1 p.m., Stage Raw premieres its International Digital Play Festival, a year-in-the-making theater-exchange between artists and audiences of Los Angeles, California and Warsaw, Poland. The event takes place at The Theatre @ Boston Court, 70 N. Mentor Avenue in Pasadena – and simultaneously at Teatr Studio in Warsaw, which will be linked via webcam to the Pasadena theater. The Pasadena audience is invited to partake in a Polish-style reception.
The afternoon will include live concert readings of five-minute playlets (broadcast directly to Warsaw) by U.S. writers John Michael Johnson, Nancy Keystone, Brian James Polak, Brian Sonia-Wallace and Alicia Tycer. These works are in response to full-length new Polish plays posted on the Digital Festival platform of Stage Raw, which were selected curated by Joanna Klass of Warsaw’s Adam Mickiewicz Institute.
(Each of these full-length plays -- by Wojtek Ziemilski, Magda Fertacz, Szczepan Orlowski and Darota Maslowska -- is receiving some form of live presentation in Los Angeles as part of Culture.pl and the Polish Consulate-Los Angeles’ city wide festival, Polish Theatre Month, Los Angeles.)