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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:  The Aleph Complex, by Deborah Yarchun When:  October 13th at 7:00 PM Where:  The Warren Artist Habitat - 4400 Osseo Road (44th and Penn N), Minneapolis, MN  55412 Synopsis:  To save herself from her chronically incessant thoughts, Nicky converts them into sounds so she can fall asleep to the sound of rain.  This works until, during a bout of crippling social anxiety at college, a thought about her mother turns into a vicious storm.  Nicky outruns the storm all the way home, where she returns to her old job at the Container Store and to Mom, who hasn’t left the apartment in five years.  While searching for self-help books she meets Borders Guy, the mysterious keeper of the Last Borders Employee on the Planet, who introduces her to the Aleph, a Borges-inspired point of overwhelming omniscience he guards in the back of the store.  Through a chain of “self-help” both comic and poignant, Nicky, her mother, and Borders Guy struggle to smash down the walls that enclose their lives. 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), PORTMANTEAUX (The Overtime Theater, San Antonio; The Great Plains Theater Conference; WordBRIDGE), 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 how you can submit your script, check out our Greenhouse Project page HERE! NOTE:  There is road construction starting in the area on this day, so please give yourself some extra time to arrive.  Supposedly there will be detour signage posted 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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