Words Afire Festival 2014
2013 Words Afire
Fall Reading Series
Gregory Moss, Artistic Director
Caroline Prugh, Associate Artistic Director
New works by MFA Dramatic Writing Students
November 16 and 17, 2013
UNM’s Experimental Theatre, Admission Free
Jump to: Simon as Sergio |Gas'N'Sips| Fortune Cookies|
The 2013 Words Afire Fall Reading Series will be held at UNM’s Experimental Theatre, November 16 and 17, 2013. Directed readings will be held both days at 1:00, 3:30 and 7:30 pm, and admission is free. These plays are the work of three emerging professional writers in UNM’s award winning Dramatic Writing Program: Kevin Hathaway, Barney Lopez, and Irene Loy. The Words Afire Fall Reading Series offers audiences an exciting “first look” at works that will be part of the Words Afire Festival in the spring. Please check http://theatre.unm.edu for more information.
Saturday, November 16th
2-4 PM "Simon as Sergio" by Barney Lopez
4-6 PM "Fortune Cookies" by Kevin Hathaway
8-10PM "Gas'N'Sips" by Irene Loy
Sunday, November 17th
2-4 PM "Fortune Cookies" by Kevin Hathaway
4-6 PM "Gas'N'Sips" by Irene Loy
8-10PM "Simon as Sergio" by Barney Lopez
Simon pretends to be his brother, Sergio, online and falls in love with a Erin, a reporter from another school. When Sergio finds out, he re-assumes his digital identity and tries to make the online romance a reality by inviting Erin to prom.
Have you ever wondered what lies behind our actions? This story of clashing worldviews starts off in a convenience store and takes us into the inner and outer wilderness of America. A philosopher and a gossip queen battle it out as their hidden assumptions are revealed. Whether either of them can imagine life from the other's perspective--and what that would mean for them both--remains to be seen.
Fortune Cookies is a hilariously fresh look at what it means to find love. Three nights before his wedding, a disastrous fight and a mysterious fortune sends Brian and his quirky friends on a journey of self discovery that will end in the most unexpected place