Monday, March 21, 2011

Upcoming: Forgetting Finnegan, Scriptworks' Out of Ink Festival, Salvage Vanguard Theatre, April 7 - 15

Received directly from Christi Moore at

Scriptworks logo 2011

presents Finnegan's Wake Breakdown


Forgetting Finnegan

the 13th annual showcase of 10 minute plays
April 7-9 and April 14-16 at 8 p.m.
Salvage Vanguard Theatre, 2803 Manor Rd. (click for map)
$12 general admission, $10 students/seniors/ScriptWorks
April 7th is a pay-what-you-wish preview

We all know time flies when you're having fun. It flies especially quickly when that fun is writing a ten-minute play in 48 hours. That is the task ScriptWorks members were charged with during the Weekend Fling writing retreat. And if that isn't challenge enough, they had to also incorporate three random ingredients into their mini opuses.

This year's ingredients were:

1. The dialogue must include passages from the end and the beginning of Finnegan's Wake by James Joyce.

2. The play must include a ceremony of forgetting.
3. Time is running out.

At the end of the Fling, the plays were read in a ScriptWorks Salon at the State Theater. A selection committee picked eight of the plays to produce in the Out of Ink Festival. The selection committee included director Debbie Lynn Carriger, actor Jason Phelps, and Texas A&M - Corpus Christi theatre professor, Alison Frost. The selected plays deal in various ways with those ingredients including scientists dealing with a shrinking world, a young woman getting married to forget her past, and a surprise encounter with Albert Einstein.

The Forgetting Finnegan scripts were written by Lowell Bartholomee, Devo Carpenter, Amparo Garcia-Crow, Max Langert, Marshall Ryan Maresca, Susan McMath Platt, Sarah Saltwick and Hank Schwemmer.
The plays will be performed by an ensemble of actors including Michelle Brandt, Victoria Eisele, Sharon Elmore, Rhonda Kulhanek, Christopher Loveless, Jose Marenco, Robert Pierson, Justin Scalise, Jacob Trussell and Zeb West. They'll be directed by Debbie Lynn Carrieger, Ellie McBride, Christina J. Moore, and Sharon Sparlin with dramaturgy by Elizabeth Cobbe and Candyce Rusk.

ScriptWorks (formerly Austin Script Works) is a playwright-driven organization that seeks to promote the craft of dramatic writing and protect the writer's integrity by encouraging playwright initiative and harnessing collective potential. ScriptWorks is funded in part by the City of Austin through the Cultural Arts Division, and by a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts. For more information about ScriptWorks call 512-454-9727 or email:

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