The Bigsley Project
Wed., Apr. 24, 2013 / 7:30pm
The Little Theater (aka Centenary Theater - 400 Jefferson Street)
Business, ‘busy-ness’ and baloney are the makings of off-beat comedy in The Bigsley Project, by Catherine Castellani, in the third presentation of the Centenary Stage Company’s annual Women Playwrights Series (WPS) in Hackettstown on Wednesday, Apr 24 at 7:30 PM. A comedy about a boutique firm and the cast of characters that come with it, The Bigsley Project follows the adventures and struggles of the staff as they fight to keep the doors of the company open, with final pitch for the company that is anything but PowerPoint. The Bigsley Project will be performed in the Centenary Stage Company’s Little Theatre (400 Jefferson Street), and will be followed by a talk-back with the playwright and cast, with light refreshments.
About the Playwright
Her short work includes Teammies (aWe Creative PlayFun 2012), The Thirteenth Floor (aWe Creative PlayFun 2012), Mercurial (staged reading to benefit Abingdon Theatre Company, 2010); the Heidman finalists WORK (Actors Theatre of Louisville The Tens Apprentice Festival 2006, City Shorts at Miami’s City Theatre 2006, and the Obsessions and Compulsions Festival, Chicago 2007), Gestation, and Organization Man. Full-lengths include Profit (Eclectic Theatre Company, Los Angeles, 1999), Ashira 69: Superheroines Collide (House of Candles, New York, 1997; LaTea, New York, 1998; Sacred Fools’ Crime Scene Series, Los Angeles, 1998-1999), and The Overheard Music (benefit reading for National Audio Theatre Festival, New York, 2002). She also writes for radio (Marlboro Angel, KOPN 1995 and Rain WBGO 2000) and Theatre for Young Audiences (ThereIs No E in Ski and The Silent Ones, Turtle Shell Productions 8-Minute Madness Festival, New York, 2011), and a monologue from The Permian Extinction in the upcoming Applause publication "Monologues for Kids."Catherine is a member of The Dramatists Guild and is represented by Anne Reingold, The Marton Agency.
About the Women Playwrights Series 2013
Now in its 21st year, the CSC Women Playwrights series, led by Catherine Rust, is dedicated to providing a working forum for the unique and underserved voice of women writing for the theater today. The WPS offers emerging playwrights a chance to work with professional directors and actors in a short rehearsal period, followed by a staged reading of the work in front of a live audience, with audience feedback and discussion. Each presentation features refreshments for all, and lively "talk-backs" with the playwright and cast following the performance. The Series features the finalists in the Centenary Stage Company Susan Glaspell contest, which offers the winner further development support worth $30,000 in a full production on the CSC professional Equity main-stage, as well as a cash payment to the author.
Centenary Stage Company is an affiliate member of the National New Play Network (based in Washington, D.C.), and participates in the "Extended Life" and "Rolling World Premiere" programs, designed to give playwrights larger exposure and sustained life throughout the country in their first year of production.
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Now celebrating its 21th year, the Series features the finalists in the Centenary Stage Company Susan Glaspell contest, which offers the winner further development support worth $30,000 in a full production on the CSC professional Equity main-stage, as well as a cash payment to the author.Also see our new WPS Photo Gallery.
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