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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:  Great White by Deborah Yarchun When:  February 9th at 7:00 PM Where:  The Warren Artist Habitat - 4400 Osseo Road (44th and Penn N), Minneapolis, MN  55412 The reading will be directed by Ellen Fenster Synopsis:  Fourteen-year-old Brooke is in trouble.  Her sixteen-year-old sister, Ivy, is manic and increasingly violent, and their mother, Gail, refuses to acknowledge the danger.  As Brooke struggles to hold her family together, she copes by tracking a great white shark (Mary Lee).  This leads her to Luis, a troubled fifteen-year-old boy intent on swimming out to meet the shark in the ocean.  As their friendship deepens, Brooke learns more about Luis’s problems: his house flooded after a recent coastal flood and his father owes money to a loan shark.  Brooke becomes increasingly aware of the shark drawing closer in her own life: that her sister, in a manic fit, might kill her.  Set in present-day southern Florida, between coastal floods, GREAT WHITE is a coming-of-age story that explores unremitting love for family, the power of connection, and the consequences of inaction. 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. To find out more about future readings or the Greenhouse Project, check out our Greenhouse 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,
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