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    Foundry Reading @ Plays and Players: Kevin Esmond

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    Join PlayPenn @ Plays & Players in the 3rd Floor Skinner Studio for free work in progress readings by current members of The Foundry. Quig’s will be open before, during, and after each reading. No reservations needed.

    Do-Gooders

    by Kevin Esmond

    When:
    February 20, 2020
    Time: 7:30pm

    Where:
    Upstairs at Plays & Players Theatre, 1714 Delancey Place, Philadelphia, PA

    The Play:

    Mack Abbott is sort of like a superhero, but more like someone who patrols the suburbs of late-stage capitalism awkwardly trying to make the world better.  This play tells of their legendary adventures, featuring fender benders, stolen Adderall, and a nemesis with a gun.

    Questions? Contact Quinn D. Eli at: quinndestaleli@gmail.com

    Foundry Reading @ Plays and Players: Devin Randall

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    Join PlayPenn @ Plays & Players in the 3rd Floor Skinner Studio for free work in progress readings by current members of The Foundry. Quig’s will be open before, during, and after each reading. No reservations needed.

    Cookies & Creamed

    by Devin Randall

    When:
    January 9, 2020
    Time: 7:30pm

    Where:
    Upstairs at Plays & Players Theatre, 1714 Delancey Place, Philadelphia, PA

     

    Watch Damian run. From Grindr trade, scary dates, and his own right mind, he is a hamster on a wheel of sex addiction. But can a nostalgic trip with a haunting figure and a studio stuffed with queer men change his ways? Or, will he be lost forever?

    Questions? Contact Quinn D. Eli at: quinndestaleli@gmail.com

    Foundry Reading @ Plays and Players: Paige Zubel

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    Join PlayPenn @ Plays & Players in the 3rd Floor Skinner Studio for free work in progress readings by current members of The Foundry. Quig’s will be open before, during, and after each reading. No reservations needed.

    Dead Meat

    by Paige Zubel

    When:
    December 10, 2019
    Time: 7:30pm

    Where:
    Upstairs at Plays & Players Theatre, 1714 Delancey Place, Philadelphia, PA

     

    It’s the end of the world. A once-promising medication goes awry, mutating 51% of the world’s population into shells of human beings, with only the basic motor functions left to chase, bite, and kill. (Yep. They’re zombies.) Three men–seemingly alone in the apocalypse–are honestly pretty all right with it. Until Alex, an intersex woman, distorts the dichotomies in which these men view their black and white world.

    Paige Zubel
    Questions? Contact Quinn D. Eli at: quinndestaleli@gmail.com

    Foundry Reading @ Plays and Players: Lisa VillaMil

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    Join PlayPenn @ Plays and Players in the 3rd Floor Skinner Studio for a free work in progress readings by current members of The Foundry. Quig’s will be open before, during, and after each reading. No reservations needed.

    Siren

    by Lisa VillaMil

    When:
    November 12, 2019
    Time: 7:30pm

    Where:
    Upstairs at Plays and Players Theatre, 1714 Delancey Place, Philadelphia, PA

     

    A sparse, intense, lyrical story about the tricky nature of grief, Siren is part of an occasional, informal series of readings hosted on the top floor of Plays & Players Theater featuring works-in-progress by emerging local playwrights affiliated with PlayPenn’s new plays initiative, The Foundry. After the reading, a brief discussion of the play will be moderated by Foundry co-founder Quinn Eli.

    Questions? Contact Quinn D. Eli at: quinndestaleli@gmail.com

    Foundry Readings @ Plays and Players

    150 150 Play Penn

    Join PlayPenn @ Plays and Players in the 3rd Floor Skinner Studio for a series of free work in progress readings by current members of The Foundry. Quig’s will be open before, during, and after each reading. No reservations needed.

    My Grandma Said It Was Gonna Rain

    by Stephanie Kyung Sun Walters

    When:
    June 25, 2019
    Time: 7pm

    Where:
    Upstairs at Plays and Players Theatre, 1714 Delancey Place, Philadelphia, PA

     

    Emmy’s parents died this summer. Between selling the family farm and painting houses with the town medium, Emmy is juggling her new role as caretaker of her eccentric grandma. Family, duty, and pickling form a new trinity in this exploration of the small town girl.

    Battman and Jesus

    by Teresa Miller

    When:
    July 9, 2019
    Time: 7pm

    Where:
    Upstairs at Plays and Players Theatre, 1714 Delancey Place, Philadelphia, PA

     

    Cholley Johnson joined the army to escape the trauma of his preacher father only to be discharged from the Vietnam war and forced to confront his past.

    Stray Cats and Pecan Pie

    by Julie Zaffarano

    When:
    July 23, 2019
    Time: 7pm

    Where:
    Upstairs at Plays and Players Theatre, 1714 Delancey Place, Philadelphia, PA

     

    Olivia, a college freshman, is “super excited” to find her birth mother, Darlene, who is significantly less enthralled. When Olivia pushes Darlene for information about her birth father, Darlene reluctantly reveals far more than Olivia expects.  Can these two find their way to acceptance?

    Better to Have Never Been

    by Jenny Ruymann

    When:
    July 30, 2019
    Time: 7pm

    Where:
    Upstairs at Plays and Players Theatre, 1714 Delancey Place, Philadelphia, PA

     

    Based on anti-natalist philosopher David Benatar’s book of a nearly identical title, this new work is about the question of whether living brings each of us a far greater pain than we even know, and whether it is even “worth it” to ask such questions. Better to Have Never Been is about the infant babies and old-age babies, and how we gauge the quality of what happens in between.

    Questions? Contact Foundry Leader Quinn D. Eli at: quinndestaleli@gmail.com