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SCREWED! by Carrie Louise Nutt

6th Reading in FORUM Soundings Series Dec 19, 2012 at 7pm

This play traces the rise and fall of a disaffected Jersey-boy with a video camera, who, on a whim, decides to go to Los Angeles, and falls into directing porn videos. He quickly rises to the top of the field, and just as suddenly, sabotages his success. Based on a true story, Screwed! is a dark take on a classic American tale.

Carrie Louise Nutt’s play Agua was a 2011 semi-finalist at the O’Neill. It was workshopped at The Lark and PTNJ, while Carrie was NNPN’s Emerging Playwright in Residence. Her play The Lamb was produced off-Broadway at 59E59 and was a finalist for the Heideman Award. She recently finished shooting the pilot for her web series Meg. Carrie is a member of The Dramatists Guild of America and The Playwrights Center. She holds an MFA in Playwriting from Rutgers, where she teaches Screenwriting.

Carrie is one of the New Jersey Emerging Women Playwrights.

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).

Read our 5 Questions with Carrie Louise Nutt interview.

Directed by James Glossman

Cast:
Eli - Christopher Kloko
Devon/Purhcase - Abe Makany
Vim/Stoops/Matt/Nate - Walter Rodriguez**
Bruce/Roger/Grazy/Eric - Eli Ganias*
Neisha/Gisela - Dianna Jones
J-Love/Baby - Jaclyn Ingoglia*
Ginger/Claire - Siouxsie Suarez

*Members Actors' Equity Association
**Equity Member Candidates


This reading made possible in part by funds from the Puffin Foundation. The Puffin Foundation Ltd. has sought to open the doors of artistic expression by providing grants to artists and art organizations who are often excluded from mainstream opportunities due to their race, gender, or social philosophy.  www.puffinfoundation.org    

The New Jersey Emerging Women Playwrights Project (NJEWP) is part of Playwrights Theatre’s larger ongoing effort to provide meaningful support to playwrights through an authentic development process that focuses on the specific and individual needs of the writer. New Jersey has an abundance of talented and committed women playwrights, but there are very few opportunities for these artists to form relationships with organizations that will make a long-term commitment to developing both their work and their presence in the community. The NJEWP  puts into place a process that will identify
writers, provide a long-term writer-driven development process, and provide connections for the writer to other writers, informed audiences, and the larger theatrical community, both in New Jersey and nationwide.   

For the pilot year of NJEWP, Playwrights Theatre has selected four women playwrights for a yearlong development process of a work-in-progress. There is no requirement for what stage the work is in, some writers are starting almost from scratch, some are further along in their writing. None of the plays are commissioned, their future remains in control of the author throughout the process, including the ability to workshop the piece at another theatre at any time.   This evening’s reading is the fourth reading of the play, each writer has had three additional readings over the course of the past year. These plays are probably not yet finished, and we are grateful for your assistance in helping them along.

The writers for 2011-12 were Dominique Cieri, Carrie Louise Nutt, Dania Ramos, and Lia Romeo. Writers for 2012-13 have been selected, they are:
E.M. Lewis, Claire Porter, and Yasmine Rana.

This program is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.

 
Carrie Louise Nutt

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