The Art of Self-Production!
November 15, 2019
2:30 pm-4:30 pm
Fine Arts Center
UMass Amherst Campus
Join us for a free workshop in self-producing, fundraising and public relations for the independent theatre artist, with playwright Eliza Bent.
Registration for the workshop is encouraged but not required; click the link for our google form: https://forms.gle/uMcQytts6J8tZLC5A
Eliza Bent is a playwright and performer born and raised in Brookline, MA now living in Brooklyn, NY. Bent’s plays are indeed, “bent”: “different from normal; strongly inclined; changed from an originally straight condition” and often feature misfits who toil in the recent past. These bentertainments include soloish works (Toilet Fire and Aloha, Aloha, or When I Was Queen), plays (Indeed, friend!, On a Clear Day I Can See to Elba, The Hotel Colors), adaptations (The Beyonce, She of the Voice), and hybrid affairs (Real Talk / Kip Talk, Blue Wizard / Black Wizard, Pen Pals Meet). Bent’s shows have been developed, workshopped, and produced at the Abrons Arts Center, JACK, the New Ohio, the Atlantic Theatre, the Bushwick Starr and New York Theatre Workshop’s Next Door Series.
And stay for the Community Play Read of Eliza’s new comedy at 4:30 p.m.
Community Play Read is co-produced by UMass Theater students Jacqui Dupré and Siena Moraff as a way to discover work that is new to us. Participants are randomly assigned a part, and this week's Play Read will be Eliza Bent's Indeed, Friend!, which is fresh from a Playwrights Horizons Workshop. Free, no registration is required for the Play Read.