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New Works - New Voices : Be More Funny, and Other Short Plays

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WCSU Department of Theatre presents BE MORE FUNNY, AND OTHER SHORT PLAYS, as part of our virtual production series New Works - New Voices.

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This show is one of five productions that are part of New Works - New Voices, a virtual production series. Tickets to each individual production are $5.00 per performance. There is a Season Flex Pass available. For $20.00, passholders will have tickets registered for one performance of their choosing for each five productions. For more information and to purchase a Season Flex Pass, click here.

BE MORE FUNNY, AND OTHER SHORT PLAYS

Written by: Eric Lane

Directed by: Pam McDaniel

About the Play:

From comic to dramatic, this collection of award-winning short plays spans a wide range of stories and emotions.

About the Playwright:

Eric Lane is an award-winning playwright and book editor. His plays have been performed worldwide and are published by Dramatists Play Service, Playscripts, Dramatic Publishing and in Best American Short Plays. Premieres include Ibis and Riverbed (59E59), Ride (WHAT), Filming O’Keeffe and Times of War (Adirondack Theatre Festival) and Dancing on Checkers’ Grave, which starred Jennifer Aniston. With Nina Shengold, he has co-edited 14 play anthologies for Penguin and Vintage Books, earning a Lambda Literary Award nomination.

Eric's short films have screened around the globe, including at the British Film Institute and the Director’s Guild of America. For TV’s Ryan’s Hope, he received a Writer’s Guild Award. Honors include the Berrilla Kerr Playwriting Award and the La MaMa Playwright Award. He has received fellowships at Yaddo, VCCA and St. James Cavalier in Malta. Eric is an honors graduate of Brown University. www.ericlanewrites.com

About the Director:

Pam McDaniel is a professor of acting, directing and play production, and chair of the WCSU Department of Theatre Arts. At WCSU, she has directed productions of Major Barbara, Sweeney Todd, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, City of Angels, Cabaret, The Cherry Orchard, Nine, The Full Monty, The Mystery of Edwin Drood and Kiss Me, Kate. She also directed Two Nights Near Doolin, a play written by WCSU faculty member Louisa Burns-Bisogno. Her production of The Cherry Orchard received a Merit award as Outstanding Associate Production for Region 1, and her production of Sweeney Todd was chosen for the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF). Prior to coming to WCSU, McDaniel produced and directed extensively in San Francisco and Dallas/Fort Worth. She was a co-founder and artistic director of San Francisco’s Annual Working Women Festival, spotlighting outstanding female theatre artists, and she has worked with new plays for the New York Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Her M.F.A in Directing is from the University of Texas-Austin with additional study at the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco, the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London, Actors Theatre of Louisville, and New York City casting with Daniel Swee at Theatre Communication Group.

About New Works - New Voices

New Works - New Voices is a virtual production series dedicated to amplifying the voices of marginalized and underrepresented playwrights and composers. This virtual series promises to not only provide meaningful performance, design, and technical opportunities for our students, but also to lift up the voices of writers and composers from diverse communities and populations.

The WCSU Department of Theatre Arts is dedicated to the safety of our students, and is leading the way in online production innovation. Each show will be rehearsed, performed, edited, and broadcast entirely online. Each show will have two performance dates as part of a 10-day-long virtual production festival, spanning from November 27th through December 6th.

How to View Virtual Production

Before you purchase your tickets, you will be asked to either create an Eventbrite account, or log in with an existing account. Once your order has been completed, you will receive an email confirmation. This confirmation will contain the link to the Online Event Page, where the livestream will be broadcast on the day and time of the performance. When you open the online event page, you must log in with the account you used or created when you purchased your ticket to this event.

You will receive a reminder email from Eventbrite two days before the performance. Please keep your login information handy, as the box office will not be able to assitant in retrieving your account information.

All sales are final. No refunds will be permitted.

For questions, please contact the box office at wcsuvpac@gmail.com.

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