Urbanite highlights female playwrights in second Modern Works Festival

From Herald Tribune.com .   September 14, 2019

Five new plays by women, including a New College student, and a talk by a prominent playwright featured in Sarasota event

Urbanite Theatre will introduce audiences to four new plays, including one by a student at New College of Florida, during its second Modern Works Festival, which is focused on female artists.
What started as a two-week event last year, has been compressed into one week, Oct. 8-13 “to give it more of a festival feeling,” said Summer Dawn Wallace, who coordinates the festival for the theater she co-founded.
“This year, all the playwrights and the creative teams will be here at the same time, so everyone can get to know one another. Patrons can see a matinee of one play, grab a bite and come back and see a performance that’s entirely different,” she said.
The festival also will present an evening with playwright Lauren Yee, whose “In a Word,” was featured last season. (Pulitzer Prize-winner Martyna Majok was featured in the first festival.)
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Founded in Sarasota in 1960, New College of Florida is the state's only legislatively designated Honors College of Florida. New College prepares intellectually curious students for lives of great achievement by providing a highly individualized education that integrates academic rigor with career-building experiences. New College offers 45 undergraduate majors in liberal arts and sciences, a master’s degree program in data science, and certificates in technology, finance, and business skills.

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