a festival inspired by Susan Glaspell, American drama's best kept secret April 4-14, 2018 performed at West End Theatre
Susan Glaspell is a Pulitzer-prize winning playwright, actress, journalist, novelist, and one of the founders of Provincetown Players, the first modern American theater company. She has been heralded as America’s first important 20th century female playwright. Her repertoire of short works not only reflect the political pulse of her time, they continue to shed light on the current female perspective, inspiring women in our industry to create bold, new works that speak to women of our past and present. And yet, not many people know her name. This is why British theater critic Michael Billington dubbed her “American drama’s best-kept secret.” In order to honor this auspicious woman, Hunger & Thirst will present TELLING TRIFLES, a festival inspired by Susan Glaspell, American drama’s best-kept secret. The cornerstone of the festival will be performances of Glaspell’s most recognized work, Trifles. Along with Trifles performances, Hunger & Thirst is excited to announce that we will be hosting a series of readings, workshops, and/or performances of new short works inspired by Trifles or Susan Glaspell’s life, all of which will be written by current female playwrights and directed by female directors. We feel the best way to honor such a pioneering female theatre artist like Susan Glaspell is to give voice to our current female theatre artists.
Full schedule of all festival events will be announced in February. Tickets for Trifles will go on sale in March.
cast and creative team for trifles
COUNTY ATTORNEY Philip Estrera* MRS. PETERS Natalie Hegg*^ LEWIS HALE Patrick Horn MRS. HALE Emily Kitchens*^ SHERIFF Khris Lewin*
* Member of AEA. Producer plans to apply for AEA Showcase Code ^ Hunger & Thirst company member
TELLING TRIFLES will be produced at The West End Theatre on the Upper West Side. Hunger & Thirst is the newest resident theater company of this historic venue, joining such notable companies as Prospect Theater Company and Theatre 167. To learn more about The West End Theatre, please visit www.wetnyc.org.