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This Floating World
The 13th Annual New Play Reading Festival
July 22, 2017 @ 2:30PM

The 13th Annual New Play Reading Festival

Boston Court’s New Play Reading Festival presents readings of exciting new works in progress that are in keeping with Boston Court’s mission, which urges artists to fearlessly and passionately pursue their unique voice and vision. Play selection encompasses a wide variety of genres, with a special emphasis on works, which are inherently theatrical, textually rich, and visually arresting. 

This Floating WorldSaturday, July 22, 2017 @ 2:30pm
by Tira Palmquist
directed by Beth Lopes

About the Play

When a woman of means crashes her car in a no-man’s land, she finds herself on a long, strange trip home. Wasn’t she always lucky? Didn’t she always know how to make her way in the world? But this place is bewildering, and, weirdly, there’s a creature who seems to understand her better than the humans. There, on the margins of here and there, between suburbia and wilderness, she meets a Curandera and desperately clings to the things that seem to be slipping away from her. Or, maybe, it’s all already gone, and she just couldn’t see it.

About the Playwright

Tira Palmquist's plays include Overburden, Two Degrees (Denver Center), Ten Mile Lake (Serenbe Playhouse), Age of Bees (MadLab Theater, Tesseract), And Then They Fell (Brimmer Street, New York Film Academy). Her work has been listed in the 2016 Kilroy's Honorable Mention List (Two Degrees) and was a finalist for the 2015 Primus Prize (Ten Mile Lake). Her work as a director and dramaturg includes several seasons at the Seven Devils Playwrights Conference and the New Territories Playwriting Residency, a program she developed with Brian Clowdus at Serenbe Playhouse outside of Atlanta, Georgia. Online:

About the Director

Beth Lopes received a BFA in Drama from New York University and an MFA in Directing from UC Irvine. Some of her recent projects include The Taming of the Shrew with New Swan Shakespeare Festival, the world premiere of Boni Alvarez's Nicky with Coeurage Theatre Company, the regional premiere of Grand Concourse with Theatre Horizon and the development of the new rock musical, The Merry Lives of Windsor High, with Los Angeles company mediaV. Visit for more information.

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