A delightful* short play which premiered in Alumnae Theatre Company’s New Ideas Festival in March, It All Leads to the Lemon Scene, has been selected as one of four plays in the finals of the New York Avant Garde Arts Festival (organized by Variations Theatre Group and playing at the Hudson Guild Theatre, June 14-23)!
The play has been performed three times so far (Round One, Wild Card Night, and Semi-Finals). The competition for Round One is judged by both a jury and audience picks. As the Alumnae team was from out of town, they didn’t win the audience pick, but were chosen by the jury on “Wild Card Night” to advance to the Semi-Final round. And now Finals are on Saturday night (June 23)! The grand prize winner will come from the four audience/judge selections, and the winning play will receive a prize of $1000.
Big congratulations to playwright Pamela Winfrey (who’s from California, and submitted her play to New Ideas – a little festival in Canada – without really expecting anything to come of it!), director Lynn Zeelenberg, AD/SM Brett Haynes, and actors Sheila Russel and Stefannie Flannigan.
See http://variationstheatregroup.com/newsite/new-york-avante-garde-arts-festival/ for details on the New York Avant Garde Arts Festival.
* Full disclosure: Lemon Scene was probably my favourite of all 15 plays in New Ideas this year. And it got a lot of very positive feedback from other audience members too.
Fingers crossed for Lemon Scene on Saturday!