Workhouse Theatre Company’s Greenhouse Project is proud to present the second year of our successful public reading series! Join us on the second Monday of each month for a readings of new plays in development by established, locally produced playwrights.What: Portmanteaux, by Deborah YarchunWhen: December 8th at 7:00 PMWhere: The Warren Artist Habitat - 4400 Osseo Road (44th and Penn N), Minneapolis, MN 55412Synopsis: Liza, a recent college graduate and composer, works a manic number of odd jobs. When she’s not Duck Tour guiding, selling ads for a magazine about creepy places in Pennsylvania, catering, or tutoring, she creates soundscapes of her isolated existence in her now roommate-devoid, shelled out apartment. Her life-agenda is thrown into disarray when she collides with Dale, a young anarchist with a diametrically opposed concept of life. Through a series of misadventures ranging from an ill-fated attempt to fly a kite, urban spelunking, and an epic rideshare journey, Dale and Liza alter each other’s worlds. An exploration of life-altering intersections, virtual proximity, and that oh-so fine line between independence and isolation.The cast includes McKenna Kelly-Eiding and Aaron Koningsmark, and will be directed by Sarah Nargang The Playwright: Deborah Yarchun is a 2014-2015 Jerome Fellow at The Playwrights' Center. Her plays have been produced and developed at universities and theaters across the United States and in Canada and include: THE ALEPH COMPLEX (New Harmony Project, 2013; University of Iowa’s New Play Festival), THE MAN IN THE SUKKAH (Jewish Plays Project's OPEN: The Festival of New Jewish Theater; University of Iowa’s 2013 New Play Festival), FREEZEFRAME (The Young Playwrights Festival by Young Playwrights Inc at The Peter Jay Sharp Theater in Playwrights’ Horizons), PAINTED DESERT (Samuel French Off Off Broadway Festival at the Beckett Theater; Theater Masters at The Wild Project), SPINAL ALIGNMENT (EstroGenius Festival at Manhattan Theater Source, published in “The Book of EstroGenius 2011”), THE STARFIRE DANCE (Fusion Theatre at The Cell Theatre, Albuquerque), and PERCEPTION PLAY (FlushInk Production’s Festival of Disturbing Theater, Ontario). Deborah’s honors include a 2013-2014 Jerome Fellowship, an EST/Sloan Commission, The Kennedy Center's Jean Kennedy Smith Playwriting Award, University of Iowa’s Richard Maibaum Playwriting Award, and the Iowa Arts Fellowship. Her play POST is a finalist for the 2014 Heideman Award. MFA, University of Iowa, 2013. (In related Greenhouse/Yarchun news: In February we will be doing a reading of Deborah Yarchun's play "Bomber's Moon" and in March we will be doing a reading of Deborah Yarchun's script, "Great White.) To find out more about future readings or how you can submit your script, check out ourGreenhouse Project page HERE!You are cordially invited to come play with us!
Reading of Thorns, by Michael Peroz. Pictured: Matthew A. Everett, Jodi A. Kellogg, Robert Bruce Brake, Paul Rutledge, Ashley Davis Scott, Clarence Wethern, and Kayla Dvorak Feld,