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LINDSEY'S OYSTER by Tammy Ryan

14th Reading in the FORUM Soundings Series Mar 14, 2013 at 7pm

From the Author of Lost Boy Found in Whole Foods, performed in a coproduction between PTNJ and Premiere Stages in September 2010.

When 16-year old Lindsey, who is infatuated with Dylan, the captain of the Lacrosse team, finally “hooks-up” with him on a “date” one day, she soon finds out that she is pregnant. As might be expected, telling her parents and working through how she will handle her pregnancy take her to the edge of an emotional breakdown. But as she replays the fateful day in her mind, she realizes that there may have been more to the encounter than she originally understood. Ultimately, Lindsey’s Oyster is a play about how a young girl finds her footing, confidence, and self-esteem in a very complicated world.

Tammy Ryan’s plays have been produced across the country and internationally.   She won the Francesca Primus Prize in 2012 for her play Lost Boy Found in Whole Foods awarded by the American Theater Critics Association.  Her work has been developed, commissioned or produced at The Alliance Theater Company, Florida Stage, Premiere Stages, Playwrights Theater of New Jersey, Pittsburgh Playhouse, City Theater Company, Bricolage Production Company, the New Harmony Project and the Lark Play Development Lab among others, and has been featured at the National New Play Networks Showcase of New Plays.    Other honors include the American Alliance of Theatre in Education Distinguished Play Award, Jane Chambers Playwriting Award (honorable mention), David Mark Cohen Award (second place), the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Creative Achievement Award, The Heinz Endowments Creative Heights Residency Grant, and fellowships from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Sewanee Writers Conference and Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.  She serves as the Pittsburgh regional representative for the Dramatists Guild of America. For more information go to:  www.tammyryan.net

Tammy's play is part of our Youth Driven Theatre Program with plays either written by -- or for -- youthful audiences. YDT is a theatre experience driven by a youthful point-of-view; it’s sophisticated theatre for everyone.

This reading will be begin at 7:00pm and will be held at Fairleigh Dickinson University, Dreyfuss Theatre, 285 Madison Avenue, Madison, NJ. Click here for directions. Click here for a printable map of the campus (the Dreyfuss Theatre is located in Building 9).

Be sure to check out our 5 Questions with Tammy Ryan interview!

Directed by John Pietrowski

Cast:
Lindsey - Victoria Waumans
Melinda - Givanna Robbins
Rooster - Phillip Lynch*
Dylan - Merritt Reid*
Jackie - Carol Todd*
Chris - Michael Pollard*

*Members Actors' Equity Association

 
Tammy Ryan

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