“Freedom Training” in Culture*Park Marathon

Culture*Park presented a marathon reading of short plays on Saturday, November 12 at the New Bedford Whaling Museum in Massachusetts.  One of the 26 selected plays was my very own “Freedom Training” which has received a workshop, a couple of readings but no productions as of yet.

The event was broken up into four segments followed by a playwright’s talkback and question session.  Held in the museum’s performance space it was ably managed and moved at a good pace.  There was a wide range of plays included of varying styles and approaches.  It was the first time I applied to this festival and I would consider myself lucky if I were accepted in future years.

My play received an excellent staged reading by Sydney Lipsett, Michele Mastruianni-Darche and Ian Vincent.  I did not get a chance to meet and thank them after the event as it went on until 10:30p and they had left by the end.  So thanks to all you were great and I appreciate every chance to see my work through new eyes because I learn things.  More important this time I got a major inspiration, quite by coincidence that I will describe in my next post.  A cliffhanger!

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*as always you can find more at my website http://www.walterthinnes.com and my Twitter feed @walterthinnes*

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