PANNDORA'S BOX IMPORTANT UPDATES!

Dear Panndora Family ~

We hope you are safe and well during these times which continue to challenge us on so many levels. Because the Corona Virus has shut down our theatres for the indefinite immediate future, this year's PANNDORA'S BOX is officially going virtual. Because there is no longer a calendar commitment in a physical space, we are taking this opportunity to give the readers and deciders more breathing room. This year we received a record 237 plays - and as we have often said, we read them all.  We are proud of our process and have found the lemonade in the lemons of this pandemic by giving us a little more time.

VIRTUAL FESTIVAL  ~ SEPTEMBER 23-27

On our new revised schedule: WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED SEPTEMBER 1. The Festival will be held virtually with one play read each day, SEPTEMBER 23-27, at times to be announced. Our directors and designers are exploring the possibilities of virtual theatre to make this Festival a truly amazing and enlightening experience for all. Of course we want to be back in the theatre; that is where the magic happens; that is where our hearts reside. Meanwhile, it is essential to keep the creative fires burning, and that's what we are doing.

Thank you so much to the playwrights who submitted to our 14th Annual PANNDORA'S BOX. We are now completely immersed in reading your works and loving every minute of it. We look forward to sharing news of the Festival winners on SEPTEMBER 1 and to our newly designed virtual Festival, SEPTEMBER 23-27. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram and Twitter for random comments and updates between now and then. 

Playwrights, your work is more essential than ever. You are the storytellers who mirror our experiences, our fears and our dreams. We will look back on your works when these dark times are behind us. For now, while we shelter in place, take advantage of the quiet to pause, reflect and write. We are here, ready and reading your work.



PANNDORA'S BOX 14th ANNUAL NEW WORKS FESTIVAL

SEPTEMBER 23 - 27, 2020
 

The art and craft of playwrighting can be a lonely experience. PANNDORA'S BOX provides playwrights with a forum in which their plays can be heard as they come off the page in readings by experienced actors with experienced direction. 

 
Producing new works is what Panndora does.

 


 

NEXT UP FOR PANNDORA ~

IN MY BONES

by Doc Andersen-Bloomfield | directed by Sonja Berggren

with Kea Bird, Craig Johnson, Tiffani Williams, and Karen Wray

Simidele, a West African teenager with an horrendous history, not to mention, attitude, meets/collides with Antonia, a straight-laced professor of Botany with secrets of her own, as they are forced to become room-mates, detainees in the Brideswell Immigration Detention Centre, England. Agassou, a magical panther, who resides in the gigantic Baobab tree over Simi's bed, watches over her, guiding her magical juju gift. "In My Bones" is the story of two very different women’s relationship and their eventual friendship, born out of the need to trust . . . and survive.

 

COMING TO THE GARAGE THEATRE - SOMETIME! 

We are sad to have to postpone our production of this beautiful play, but it will happen. It is our next in theatre show - whenever that can happen. Meanwhile, our cast and crew meet virtually with our playwright to connect and discuss the play. We are planning a virtual workshop in the fall to enhance our exploration of this amazing piece.

Stay tuned! Stay safe and well! Stay hopeful!

 


 

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