Pipeline Playwrights to stream free plays in progress

The women's playwrights collective to present five evenings of scenes from new plays starting April 20 on Zoom.

Pipeline Playwrights, a Northern Virginia–based collective of women playwrights, presents its first set of online offerings, Playwrights at Work! starting on April 20, 2020. This brand new non-profit organization is affiliated with Thelma Theatre, and the group is dedicated to supporting productions that explore the variety of women’s experiences.

The members of Pipeline Playwrights: Crystal Adaway, Ann Timmons, Nicole Burton, Jean Koppen, and Patricia Connelly

A cast of talented actors will read selected scenes from five plays that are currently in the process of being completed by Pipeline Playwrights members. Some plays will move on to be fully produced productions presented as part of the group’s long-term project, Our Time, Our Stories, running 2021 through 2025.

These readings are free, but you should register here before attending so you can be sent an invite to the Zoom meeting. Spots are limited. Donations are appreciated, and funds can be donated through the Fractured Atlas website. The online readings (and subsequent discussions) will take place between 7:15 and 8:30 PM on the following dates:

April 20, 2020: Saltwater Farm by Ann Timmons
As an old Maine family’s wealth is disappearing; siblings face hard choices while confronting their own past in a changing world.

May 4, 2020: Singlish by Nicole Burton
A woman whose husband has disappeared into Alzheimer’s takes the plunge back into the dating world.

May 18, 2020: Flamenco by Jean Koppen
A midwestern housewife is ready to pursue her dream of becoming a flamenco dancer, despite her lack of dance experience and the discouragement of her family.

June 1, 2020: To Be Still by Crystal Adaway
After her young daughter is lost in a flash flood, Laurel must find a way to live within her family, and with the choices she’s made.

June 15, 2020: TBD by Pat Connelly

There will also be a Happy Hour Zoom Tutorial on April 17 at 7:15 PM, for those who might need help with setup. A link will be sent to those who register. In addition, you can find an online tutorial here.

If you’d like to offer your support by making a donation, you can:
• Make tax-deductible contributions online at Fractured Atlas for Thelma/Pipeline Playwrights project, or send a check made out to Fractured Atlas at 5910 LaVista Drive, Alexandria, VA 22310, with “Thelma/Pipeline Playwrights project” in the note section.
• Make non-deductible donations via cash or check by mailing them to Thelma Theatre/Pipeline Playwrights at the above address.

Thelma/Pipeline Playwrights is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Tax-deductible contributions for the charitable purposes of Thelma/Pipeline Playwrights must be payable to Fractured Atlas and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. Pipeline Playwrights believes theater should reflect the reality of our daily lives while exploring the infinite variety of our experiences as women. Our goal is to communicate individual truths that transcend the separate self, and bind us together in community. Current members are: Crystal Adaway, Ann Timmons, Nicole Burton, Jean Koppen, and Patricia Connelly.


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