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Join us for a reading of this new play by Providence-area playwright, Holly Jensen. And stay for a talkback after the show.
Written by Holly Jensen
Directed by Susie SchuttKatie Young just turned 30 and she’s already stuck in crises mode. Her editor is holding her back from a big promotion, her husband is out of work and spending too much time with a teenage girl with American Idol ambitions, and her new best friend is a virtual stranger who thinks she’s 14-years-old…and likes it.Featuring:
Beth Alianiello, Jeff Church, Elizabeth Feinschreiber, Julia Bartoletti, Mycah Hogan, Andrew Iacovelli, Nancy Hoffman

Holly L. Jensen – Holly’s plays have been produced in the United States and Australia. Her short play, Class Act: Version 379, is published in the Boston Theater Marathon XI 2009 Anthology and the Louisville Review (Number 66) and Flesh is published in the Boston Theater Marathon XII : 2010 Anthology. Lizzy Izzy was produced in the 14th Annual Women’s Playwriting Festival at Perishable Theatre in 2008. Previous plays also include One Two Many and Cut, both of which were featured in previous Playwrights’ Platform Summer Festivals. Holly earned an MFA in Playwriting from Spalding University. She lives in Pawtucket, RI with her two cats and a bunny niece who visits occasionally.

Susie Schutt – As the Director of the Wilbury Theatre Group’s New Works Development Program, Susie directed and developed Cain+Abel, Veja Doolittle: Live in Concert, The Teller, This Broke-Down Communion and It’s a Spaceship Now. She also directed Rapture Blister Burn as part of the 5th main stage season. As a freelance director, she has assistant directed several productions at the Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre and directed pieces for the Boston Theatre Marathon, Newport New Play Festival, Out Loud Theatre Company, and Elemental Theatre Collective. She is the Education Director at the Gamm Theatre in Pawtucket, RI and a graduate of the University of Michigan, with a BA in Sociology and Social Inequality with a focus in race, class, and gender.

Founded in response to the clear need for an artists and new works development program in the city of Providence, the New Works program at The Wilbury Group allows audiences to experience the “birth” of a play. Throughout the rehearsal, workshop, and eventual run of the show, the playwright and director work together to make constant changes in response to audience reactions and feedback.

Encompassing commissions, readings, workshops and full-scale productions, The Wilbury Group’s New Works series is meant to nurture and serve the specific needs of a project throughout its evolution, helping qualified artists at all stages of their career take their chosen work to the next level of development.


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