As I sat down to write this book, I was faced with this strange tightrope act: I wanted to write a book about why Appalachia and its people ended up as they have, but I also needed to acknowledge its sometimes brutal and horrible history.
The things that have always sustained me, and carried me through the darkness, and given me a world with color: the writing, and the voices, and the stories. I’ve found my voice in the wilderness. I’ve found other voices in the wilderness.
Circle City New Play Fest brings national and local playwrights to Indy for the development of new work. With four staged readings over one weekend, Circle City New Play Fest invites audiences to be part of the process of taking these plays to the next level.
For our December edition of Scripted, we’ll hear Letters Sent by Janice Hibbard. Claire sent a lot of letters – some loving, some toxic. She never thought she’d be around to see the consequences, but now she is. A empathetic, but never sappy, portrait of a woman struggling to figure out what to do next.
For our first Scripted on November 13th, we’ll hear Act One of J. Eyre by Paige Scott. This musical adaptation of Jane Eyre is a reimagining of the story that is passionate, funny, and packed full of surprises.