New Feathers: A Playwright Reading Series, Devoted to New Works
385 W Bridge St
New Hope, PA 18938
New Hope’s Legendary Destination The Raven Opens Its New Stage, Showcasing Theatrical Creatives Latest Literary Innovations
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The RAVEN RESORT proudly announces NEW FEATHERS, a playwright reading series, showcased within their newly refurbished theater, The Oak Room. Devoted to showcasing new & developmental theatrical work, this series will feature the professional and award-wining playwrights of Princeton’s Witherspoon Circle. The New Feathers Series will offer a unique, industry-inside view to the creative process with a ground-floor, indie-entertaining format on the first Sunday of every month, commencing Sunday, August 6 from 6pm until 7:45pm. Seats are limited, ensuring an intimate setting and a complimentary wine-tasting from the Raven’s international collection is included at the premiere evening on August 6th, starting at 5pm, August 6th.
OFFICIAL CASTING INCLUDES:
Philadelphia’s Barrymore Award-winner and two-time nominee, Jared Michael Delaney (Hand of Gaul, Noli Timere), Kamili Feelings (A Christmas Carol, One More River to Cross), Maria Konstantinidis (How to Use a Knife, South Pacific), JaQuinley Kerr, Jeffrey Lanigan, Maranatha Leigh, Andrea Selitto, and Yannick Trapman-O’Brien.
With the goal of offering a stimulating, collaborative environment between stage and audience, this series is conceived and co-produced by Mandee K. Hammerstein and strives to provide a personal experience and engagement, while encouraging an inviting forum for audience influence over new works. Patrons will witness a variety of play readings from edgy to outrageous, deranged, dark, delightful and everything in between.
For the first iteration of the series, six shorts, averaging 10-15 minutes each from six fantastic playwrights will be presented as follows on Sunday, August 6:
“Good Counsel” by Lisa Huberman
“The Big Kiss Off” by Michele Aldin Kushner
“The Forever Question” by James Christy Jr.
“To Greatness!” by Greg Nanni
“Compelling Spencer” by Ian August
“It’s Only Logical” by Barry M. Putt Jr.
Following, monthly productions TBA
This monthly reading series (first Sunday of every month August through December) provides playwrights a secure outlet to confidentially show their work to the smart, theatre-enthused (or the theatre curious), gathering feedback, aiding in the development of their material. The Raven, as an arts-supporting establishment, is proud to present this series to its vast and varied audience.
“Working closely with Mandee Hammerstein and knowing her experience in theater, I couldn’t wait to get her opinion on our beautiful, new theater The Oak Room, we put so much love into it and I knew she could surely help bring it to the life it deserves. When she conceptualized New Feathers, I knew it was a perfect fit as the Raven is a welcoming home to new ideas and has always been a natural place of acceptance for decades, which will make artists especially feel right at home as they reveal their latest creative work in public for the first time” – said Armando Martinez, General Manager at the Raven Resort
About The Raven Resort
The Raven Resort combines world-class dining and entertainment venues with a boutique hotel experience and pool club, all in a relaxed, stylish setting. Established in 1979, The Raven Resort has become an institution for locals, travelers and anyone drawn to the art, music, culture scene New Hope offers.
About The Witherspoon Circle
The Witherspoon Circle was founded by David Lee White and Ian August in the summer of 2016 and is based in Princeton, NJ. comprised of award winning New Jersey and Pennsylvania playwrights who have been produced internationally as well as throughout the region. The Witherspoon Circle strives to create an independent environment for these playwrights to meet, hone their craft through peer critique, and expand their audiences through community partnerships, productions, and publication. The current membership of The Witherspoon Circle includes: David Lee White, Ian August, James Christy Jr., Robert Sandberg, Michele Aldin Kushner, Pandora Scooter, Barry M. Putt Jr., Lisa Huberman, Greg Nanni, Ken Kaissar, and John Augustine. facebook.com/witherspooncircle/