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Cricket Woman Mother Earth (or) A Nasty Comeuppance
13th Annual New Play Reading Festival
July 29, 2017 @ 11:00 am

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. 

Cricket Woman Mother Earth (or) A Nasty ComeuppanceSaturday, July 29, 2017 @ 11:30am
by Tiffany Antone
directed by Emilie Beck

About the Play

Aura Bloom can’t sleep. She’s consumed with grief over our ever-warming planet and in despair over recent social/political events. So, when Aura seduces an unsuspecting Census Worker and claims he’s impregnated her, it’s no wonder that her husband, Billy, thinks she’s gone over the edge. In the months that follow, Aura prepares to birth an extinction-level plague: Mother Earth’s final punishment for mankind’s carelessness. A play about crickets, politics, sex, unemployment, and… oh yeah, the end of the world.

About the Playwright

Tiffany Antone is a playwright, director, and the Artistic Director for Little Black Dress INK (LBDI)—a female playwright producing organization. Her plays include Twigs and Bone (Great Plains Conference selection, 2014) and The Good Book, available through Samuel French. Several of her plays have been O’Neil and Jerome finalists, and she was a Hawthornden Fellow in 2008. Tiffany currently lives in Arkansas, where she teaches and writes for stage and screen. She is a member of The Los Angeles Female Playwrights Initiative, for whom she is also a contributing blogger, and has written for Education: M.F.A. UCLA (Playwriting) Online: Twitter: @LadyPlaywright

About the Director

At Boston Court Emilie Beck directed Shiv and the Ovation Award-winning Cassiopeia. Other directing credits include: Block Nine at Elephant Theatre (LA Weekly awards for Best Director and Production); Number of People (Playwright) at Piven Theatre Workshop in Chicago; Because They Have No Words in Chicago (Jeff Award) and LA; And Let the Skies Fall at El Portal Theatre, among others. Her play Sovereign Body, a finalist for NNPN’s 2011 Smith Prize, was produced at The Road Theatre in North Hollywood and Winding Road Theatre in Tucson. At Boston Court she has dramaturged Everything You Touch, RII, Alcestis, The Children, and Heavier Than.

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