Beowulf Alley Theatre Company Hosts Readers’ Theatre
Contact: Beth Dell
(520) 622-4460 (media questions only)
Tucson, Ariz. (November 25, 2008) — Beowulf Alley Theatre Company, 11 S. Sixth Ave., continues its Readers’ Theater Program on Monday, December 1, 2008 at 7:15 p.m. Admission is pay-what-you-will.
Fallen Soldier by David Dudley
tells the story of Greg, a photojournalist on assignment in an unforgiving war-zone, and Jack, the soldier who saves his life when their company is ambushed. After their escape, they find shelter in an abandoned apartment building. As they await rescue, they find themselves at war not only with the enemy, but with one another. When Jack falls victim to sniper fire, Greg is left to do battle with the most ruthless opposition imaginable: The human mind.
Readers’ Theatre is a stimulating event and a terrific opportunity for both playwrights and audiences. Playwrights have a chance to be heard and audiences have a chance to hear new and dynamic works being developed for the theater as well as contribute to their development by participating in discussions following the readings. Throughout each year, guided by its Artistic Development Committee, Beowulf Alley Theatre will offer a selection of thought-provoking readings to Tucsonans and visitors to Tucson.
Playwrights may submit proposals for the inaugural 2008-2009 season by following the instructions, online at www.beowulfalley.org, “Cast & Crew,” “Directors & Playwrights,” “Playwrights.” Inquiries regarding participation (actors, volunteers) in the Readers’ Theatre Program may be made by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
A non-profit arts organization, Beowulf Alley was founded based on dialogues with local actors who wanted a permanent home for theatre artists from the Tucson community. Today, its intimate 95-seat theatre provides a facility that meets professional standards where performing artists, educators, and technicians can develop and present their skills. Because Beowulf Alley engages a talent pool that calls Tucson “home” for its productions, the Theatre is committed to helping grow a new generation of Tucson talent with its education programs for young people. And true to its roots, the Theatre maintains ongoing dialogues with the community, including Dialogues with theatregoers after the first Sunday matinee performance of each of its season plays – an opportunity for theatregoers to discuss the plays with the director and the performing artists. Writers who cover the Tucson arts scene say the Theatre provides its audiences with “the best total package”—plays, performances, and productions that are high in artistic and technical quality.