End of Land [Staged Reading]
"Adventurous theater in Astoria"

-- The New York Times

By Kathleen Warnock

October 22, 2008

Director: Mark Finley
Stage Manager: Jennifer Marie Russo*
Featuring: Brett Douglas*, Janice Mann*, Karen Stanion
*appears courtesy of the Actors’ Equity Association.

In the summer resort town of Provincetown, a stranger gets off the bus looking for work. Lydia is taken in by Tommy (aka Miss Fitt), the local drag queen/ karaoke hostess, and Anna, a massage therapist/tattoo artist. From Memorial Day to Columbus Day, their lives intertwine, and they love, hurt, and care for each other, tending wounds and repairing damages, as much as they can. At the end of summer, where is there to go at the end of land?

End of Land began life as a 10-minute play written for Wings Theatre’s 24-Hour Gay Play Insanity in fall 2005. In Emerging Artists Theatre’s Playwrights Circle, Kathleen expanded the play into a one-act called Some Are People, which was produced by Emerging Artists the 2007 Spring EATFest. EAT took this production to the International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival in May 2008. The one-act won the Arts & Letters Prize in 2008, and will be published by United Stages in The Best of EATFest, Vol. 4. Kathleen developed the full-length version, now called End of Land, to further explore the characters and answer questions about motivation and plot points from the one-act.


This program is supported in part by the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs and the Dramatist Guild Fund.

Photos

Photo: Cristina Sussman. Janice Mann & Brett Douglas.

Photo: Cristina Sussman. Janice Mann & Brett Douglas.

Photo: Cristina Sussman. Karen Stanion.

Photo: Cristina Sussman. Karen Stanion.

 

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