We are a group of four Houston-area playwrights who have written a series of ten 10-minute plays about Hurricane Ike, which devastated Galveston, TX and the surrounding areas in September 2008. We hope to raise awareness of the sustained damage from the storm, to present an evening of enjoyable and challenging theatre, and to commemorate the two-year anniversary of the storm.
We are currently gathering actors and directors for this project, and have already recruited some of the best talent in Houston. We have already started gaining interest with audiences and with local media and have reserved space in a new local theatre (Obsidian Art Space) for the production.
We hope to raise funds in order to assist with the sizable production costs of mounting this play series this September. Our venture is already well under way, but can't succeed without your support.
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Of these ten new plays, three have received previous readings (to a very enthusiastic response) in order to raise funds for a storm-damaged theatre in Galveston, one has also been read in NYC, and two have been awarded prizes (official selections of Houston's 20th annual 10x10 festival of short plays). The plays are diverse, and include both comedies and dramas. The playwrights are Aaron Alon, Eric James, Leighza Walker, and Peter Wittenberg, Jr.
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