The Flora & Fauna - A Public Reading Presented By The Bridge Initiative

February 25, 2017 MCC Theatre Recommended for Adults Free Admission Theatre
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MCC Theatre

1833 West Southern Avenue
Mesa, AZ 85202


Free Admission

About this event

Mesa Community College Theatre & Film Arts hosts The Bridge Initiative: Women in Theatre as they present a public reading of new play The Flora & Fauna by Los Angeles-based scribe Alyson Mead.

The Flora and Fauna introduces terminally ill Adele as she requests a mermaid tale and suicide pills from her best friend, Ginnie. The play then flashes back through scenes spanning three decades of a fierce, loyal friendship until, in the final minutes of the piece, the audience finally witnesses the moment their bond originated.

New York-based director Stefanie Sertich, a specialist in new play development, will be in residence at Mesa Community College, February 20-25th, to helm a workshop process. With insights gleaned from Sertich and the actresses, as well as local dramaturg Laurelann Porter and other support staff from The Bridge Initiative, Mead will rewrite and polish her play throughout the week.

The reading is free and open to the public, and will be followed by a talkback with the actors, director, and playwright.

The Bridge Initiative is an Arizona nonprofit working to identify and empower female artists in the Southwest region, with the aim of gender parity across all theatrical disciplines. Its mission also includes bridging the gap between academia and the professional world to encourage students to envision a clearer path to becoming lifelong artists.

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No flash photography or food in the auditorium please

Directions and parking

The MCC Theatre is located on the south side of the Southern & Dobson campus just east of Dobson Avenue. Parking is free.

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Past dates

Saturday, February 25, 2017 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Free and open to the public