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Marcus Gardley's The Road Weeps, the Well Runs Dry at the Lark Play Development Center and USF
The Lark Play Development Center and the University of South Florida School of Theatre and Dance presented a Community Round Table and Discussion with readings from Marcus Gardley's The Road Weeps, the Well Runs Dry as part of a national initiative called Launching New Plays into the Repertoire livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv Thursday 26 January 2012.
Discussion livestreamed from The Lark Play Development Center on Thursday, January 26, 2012
Community Round Table livestreamed from USF on Saturday, January 28, 2012
And check out the The Road Weeps Bulletin that chronicles the project's journey.
The play centers around the story of a community of self-proclaimed Freemen (Black Native Americans) who, after surviving centuries of slavery, revolts and ‘the Trail of Tears’ incorporate the first all black town in Wewoka, Oklahoma. But the very foundations of the town are put to the test when the new religion and the old way come head to head.
Led by the Lark Play Development Center, Launching New Plays into the Repertoire is a national initiative to transform the American theatre repertoire to reflect shifting demographics and emerging issues of local, national and global concern. This is accomplished by “creating a movement” around a single playwrights’ vision by a consortium of five organizations -- including the Los Angeles Theatre Center, Perseverance Theatre in Juneau, Alaska, Pillsbury House Theatre in Minneapolis, MN, and the University of South Florida -- that commit to developing and producing what many consider “risky” plays and to engaging in local and national conversations about the importance of the plays relevance and potential impact. The Los Angeles Theatre Center will produce the play in fall 2012, Perseverance Theatre and Pillsbury House Theatre in 2013, and the University of South Florida School of Theatre and Dance in 2014.
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