by Richard Engling
I am very pleased to welcome Kim Boler, Hilary Holbrook and Michael Welles as new associate members of Polarity. We met Monday evening at the Heartland Cafe to discuss the company and their potential membership, and they joined us on the spot. I also extended the company’s invitation to Andrea Morales. Andrea has just been promoted to ensemble membership with Halcyon Theatre, so she wanted to
discuss it with them before she decided whether to accept our invitation. These four actors were all part of the cast of our recent A Streetcar Named Desire. Huzzah for the new members!
Also, the Dionysos Cup directors and dramaturgs gathered Tuesday night to finalize play selections for the festival. We had 37 plays submitted by local playwrights, and it really was torture to narrow the list to 4 scripts. We read some really marvelous plays. I wish we could be working on more of them. But beyond that regret is the utter joy of being able to work on these fantastic four:
Kabulitis by Keith Anwar. Director: Laura Sturm. Dramaturg: Ann Keen.
Death and Devils by G. Riley Mills. Director: Darren Callahan. Dramaturg: Kaily Anderson
Fertile Lies by Jaime-Lee Wise. Director: Brea Hayes. Dramaturg: Richard Engling.
What Makes the Buddha Smile by Jay Koepke. Director: Sean Kelly. Dramaturg: Jamie Bragg.
The four plays now enter an extended development process that will culminate in a series of staged readings in mid-May.