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Join us NEXT Tuesday for our Public Reading Series! What:  This reading will be Deborah Yarchun’s LARPers, with a moderated discussion by our playwritght- in-residence, Matthew A. Everett Synopsis:  After failing out of community college, Sam, 21, attempts to restore his confidence and gain control through organizing a live action role playing group (think live Dungeons & Dragons), but the only person who shows up is his emotionally unstable older sister Claret.  Sam and Claret attempt to repair their fraught relationship and slay their inner demons through Live Action Role Playing.  Set in a small coastal town in Downeast Maine, LARPers explores the fine line between sibling abuse and sibling rivalry, living with a mental illness in America, and the roles we play in each other’s lives. The reading is directed by Meggie Greivell and the cast includes Catherine Hansen, Kelliann Kary, and Ben Kolis. When: Tuesdy, June 10th at 7:00 PM Where:  The Warren Artist Habitat, 4400 Osseo Road, Minneapolis, MN  55412 About the Playwright:  Deborah Yarchun is a 2013-2014 Jerome Fellow at The Playwrights’ Center.  Her full-length plays include The Aleph Complex, The Man in the Sukkah, and Portmanteaux.  Her plays have been developed at The New Harmony Project, Jewish Plays Project’s OPEN: The Festival of New Jewish Theater, The Great Plains Theater Conference, Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre, Sanctuary Playwrights Theater, WordBRIDGE, and produced at the Young Playwrights Festival XXIV (The Peter Jay Sharp Theater at Playwrights Horizons), The Samuel French Off Off Broadway Festival (The Beckett Theater), Theater Master’s National MFA Playwrights Festival (The Wild Project), Estrogenius Festival (Manhattan Theater Source), the Philadelphia Fringe Festival, and at theaters and universities across the United States and Canada.  Her ten-minute play The Starfire Dance will premiere June 5-15th as part of Fusion Theater’s The Seven: Worlds Collide in Albuquerque, NM and her play Signs will be included in this year’s Minnesota Shorts Play Festival.  Deborah’s honors include The Kennedy Center’s Jean Kennedy Smith Playwriting Award, University of Iowa’s Richard Maibaum Playwriting Award and the Iowa Arts Fellowship.  She has also been a finalist for the Heideman Award and City Theater’s National Short Play Award.  Deborah has an MFA from the University of Iowa, 2013
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