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Queens for A Year: A New Play Reading

T.D. Mitchell

T.D. Mitchell

By T.D. Mitchell
Directed by Sheryl Kaller
Dramaturgy by Elizabeth Williamson

SUNDAY, MARCH 8, 2015 | 4:00 PM
Hartford Stage Rehearsal Studios, 942 Main St. (Residence Inn building)

Elizabeth Williamson, Director of New Play Development, said, “This is one of the most exciting new plays I’ve read in a long time. It’s entertaining, gripping, and all too timely.”

In describing the work, Williamson, who will dramaturg the reading, said that it begins when Molly, a young Marine Corps Officer, brings a low-ranking female enlisted home with her on leave, to her family of multi-generational female veterans. What at first appears to be a post-deployment vacation is revealed to be a desperate escape from violence and bureaucracy in the Corps.

Best known as a staff writer for the acclaimed TV series “Army Wives,” Mitchell has written many plays, including Beyond the 17th Parallel, Gray Matter, and With Betty on the Bus. She is also a prominent speech writer for non-profit organizations, including the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, Democratic National Convention, Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Center, and The Feminist Majority Foundation.

Kaller’s credits include two recent, well-received Broadway plays – Mothers and Sonsby Terrence McNally and Next Fall by Geoffrey Nauffts, for which she was nominated for the Tony Award for best director – and many Off-Broadway and regional credits.

The cast includes Mia Dillon (last season’s A Song at Twilight), Robert Eli (Macbethand more at Hartford Stage), Laura Heisler (Kin at Playwrights Horizons), Flor de Liz Perez (Pericles at The Public Theatre), and Jennifer Regan (Twelfth Night at Hartford Stage).

The reading is free, but advance registration is required by 5:00 PM, March 5.

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