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SheNYC Arts Will Current 5 New Reveals by Ladies Chosen from 450 Submissions on the 2024 SheLA Summer time Theater Pageant

The SheLA Pageant, which yearly options the works of West Coast-based girls, trans, & non-binary playwrights, will run from July 15-21, 2024 on the Zephyr Theatre in West Hollywood. The pageant will function each an in-person viewers and choose digital performances. 

The 2024 SheLA Summer time Theater Pageant will current 4 new full-length performs: Blanche Stuart Scott by Kristen Ritter, Breakby Caroline Ullman, right here comes the night time by Lisa Kenner Grissom, and Zora and Langstonby Imani Mitchell. It’s going to additionally current one full-length musical: Ink & Paint by Danielle E. Moore.

SheNYC has additionally introduced a web-based public sale fundraiser to help this yr’s Pageant. Donors can bid on an thrilling collection of objects. All proceeds will go in direction of the 2024 SheLA, SheNYC, SheATL, and SheDFW Summer time Festivals. Objects up for public sale embody tickets to Saturday Evening Stay, dinner and a present at NYC’s Metropolis Vineyard, one-on-one conferences with leisure professionals, and tickets to Broadway reveals. Be taught extra in regards to the public sale at SheNYCArts.org. 

The SheLA reveals had been chosen after a rigorous, blind, months-long choice course of out of over 450 submissions. Choose Summer time performances might be filmed and made out there on-line by way of digital tickets. 

“At SheLA, we particularly take pleasure in our utterly open submission course of,” says SheLA Govt Producer Emily Rellis. “This course of means we discover the best possible full-length reveals within the nation, and this yr’s pageant will mirror that. Our 5 chosen reveals stood out due to their pressing themes, compelling characters, and sensible writing.”

Tickets to the performances might be out there starting on June 1. You’ll be able to be taught extra about every present at www.SheNYCArts.org/She-LA

ABOUT THE SUMMER FESTIVAL SHOWS

Blanche Stuart Scott by Kristen Ritter

It’s 1910 and the longer term is now! Blanche Stuart Scott decides she should turn out to be one of many first girls to drive throughout your complete nation, and nothing — not outlaws, not Woman Scouts, not even Gertie, her cynical reporter companion for the journey — will forestall her from taking place within the historical past books. However when the ladies decide up a Mysterious third passenger, will they be capable to get the Mannequin 38 Overland throughout the end line? Blanche Stuart Scott is a historical-ish comedy in regards to the literal lengths girls should go to be acknowledged of their time.

Break by Caroline Ullman 

Faculty seniors Nora and Elliot have been relationship for 5 years. When their highschool buddies stage an intervention for his or her relationship, they’re fast to dismiss any accusations that both of them have been sad. Decided to be confirmed proper, Sam, Annie and Nico start to take drastic measures to attempt to cut up up what they proclaim to be a doomed couple. Secrets and techniques are revealed, friendships are examined, and lots of marijuana is ingested. Can Nora and Elliot’s relationship survive? And are these decade-old friendships value saving?

right here comes the night time by Lisa Kenner Grissom

When Olivia, a musician’s spouse and local weather Science advocate, invitations Maggie, an previous buddy turned social media iNFLuencer, to spend the weekend whereas she has an at-home remedy abortion, she doesn’t understand that Maggie is about to throw Olivia off beam. And truly, these girls of various generations are about to change one another’s lives in methods they hadn’t anticipated or imagined. What occurs when a lady’s proper to decide on turns into a litmus take a look at for all of her life selections?

Zora & Langston by Imani Mitchell

On the top of the Harlem Renaissance, we discover two shiny skills: Zora Neale Hurston, a fiery novelist with a aptitude for eccentricity, and Langston Hughes, a cerebral poet who plans to strategize himself to the highest. A friendship rapidly blossoms, stuffed with creative ardour, emotional depth, and a streak of comPetitors. However quickly, the pair discover themselves managed by the incessant calls for of their benefactor, which ends up in the demise of their friendship. This play grapples with the complexity of relationships, the fervour of artists, and the literary coronary heart of Harlem within the Nineteen Twenties.

Ink & Paint by Danielle E. Moore (E book, Music, & Lyrics)

Ink & Paint is a madcap musical mashup of mid-century American historical past, the golden age of hand-drawn animation, and the wild, wisecracking girls who fought tooth, nail, and paintbrush for his or her place in it. It follows 5 girls artists on the Walt Disney Studios within the Nineteen Thirties and past, whose ranks included immigrants, a single mom and architect, and a record-breaking pilot. Once they reconvene many years later to simply accept an award on behalf of their deceased buddy and colleague, Mary Blair, they share their experiences working in a male-dominated trade within the shadow of worldwide battle and labor rebellion. 

For extra info on SheLA’s sister Summer time festivals, SheNYC, SheDFW, and SheATL, go to www.SheNYCArts.org. 

ABOUT SheNYC Arts

SheNYC Arts is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit group dedicated to producing performs, musicals, and diversifications by writers of marginalized genders, to show that these works are significant, high-quality, and commercially viable. SheNYC produces Summer time Theater Festivals in New York Metropolis, Los Angeles, Dallas, and Atlanta yearly, in addition to CreateHER, a free program for highschool college students fascinated about careers as playwrights and producers. By extra academic and neighborhood engagement applications, together with The Broadway Ladies’s Alliance, SheNYC goals to make the theater trade a greater place for all folks. Be taught extra at www.SheNYCArts.org. 

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