Opening our season will be The Loom: New Works Festival.
Woven Theatre is committed to and passionate about creating new theatre, and that is why we annually present The Loom, a new works festival in which new plays are selected for public staged readings. Plays are carefully considered from submissions, and the selected plays and playwrights are paired with directors that choose casts and set up rehearsals in preparation for the festival. We hope The Loom will serve as a platform for playwrights to hear and better understand their plays, expose them to a larger audience, and give actors and directors opportunities to explore and express their artistry.
Initiative is a New Play that was included in The Loom last season.
Directed by Sam Lowry
David has cancer. It's aggressive. And terrifying.
He looks at his life and all he sees are holes; the moments he won't be able to have, if this cancer is successful in its malign task. He sees one way out: Dungeons and Dragons.
Dave has a circle of friends that still play, and as he thinks back on the moments they've experienced in game, he doesn't remember sitting around a table, rolling dice. He remembers every spell cast, every enemy vanquished, and every cataloged item.
So, the new quest: to play through potential “memories” Dave might miss. His three friends, Tyrone, Benny, and Sky, sit down with Dave's girlfriend, Meg (a gaming newbie) and chart out a path to victory. If all goes well, Dave will experience events as important as the birth of his child and as personal as seeing the ocean for the first time.
But. That's if everything goes well. For, in the game, The Shade lurks...
Tall Tales is a World Premier!
Directed by William Kyle Odum
A Queer Horror Play
Noah is a fresh college graduate that is forced to return to his hometown in rural Alabama after breaking up with his boyfriend. However, rumors of a murderer near their quiet town sours his reunion with friends, and it doesn’t help that Noah’s first ex-boyfriend, Dustin, has not only returned to church but is now engaged to a woman. As Noah struggles to find his new place in his old world, the murders continue, scandals are brought to light, and tragedy strikes in this slow-burn horror play about being smothered in the Deep South.
From time to time Woven Theatre hosts special events that aren't necessaryily productions or staged readings.