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First Annual Henley Rose Playwright Competition for Women’s Staged Reading Series

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Yellow Rose Productions is proud to present the First Annual Henley Rose Playwright Competition for Women’s Staged Reading Series taking place over the next couple weeks!

A BIT OF BACKGROUND:

In early 2015, Yellow Rose launched the Henley Rose Playwright Competition for Women with the endorsement of Pulitzer-prize winning playwright, Beth Henley. The competition offers women around the world an opportunity to be recognized for their skills in playwriting and encourages new work and voices to emerge.

In its inaugural year, the Henley Rose Playwright Competition for Women accepted over 200 submissions from the United States, Canada, Australia, and Germany. From these plays, a committee of readers narrowed them down to 15 Finalists, and then chose the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners. These winners were awarded a cash prize and invited to Knoxville to attend a staged reading of their play.

The staged readings are free to the public and are scheduled for three consecutive Monday evenings in April. Yellow Rose Productions will be teaming up with various theatre artists from around Knoxville to produce these readings. The April 25th reading of The Griots will be performed with support from The University of Tennessee Department of Theatre and the Clarence Brown Theatre.

STAGED READING DETAILS:

Monday, April 11th 7:00PM
Staged Reading of Mars to Stay by Alexandra Landers
2nd Place Winner of the Henley Rose Playwright Competition for Women
Location: FLOW A Brew Parlor (603 W Main St, Knoxville, TN 37902)
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1752203208399330/

Monday, April 18th 7:00PM*
Staged Reading of The Marble Muse by Diane Baia Hale
3rd Place Winner of the Henley Rose Playwright Competition for Women
Location: The Square Room (4 Market Square, Knoxville, TN 37902)
*A brief Q&A with the playwright, Diane Baia Hale, will follow the reading.
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1694166407530082/

Monday, April 25th 7:00PM*
Staged Reading of The Griots by Gwendolyn Rice
1st Place Winner of the Henley Rose Playwright Competition for Women
Location: UTK Lab Theatre (1714 Andy Holt Ave. Knoxville, TN 37916)
*A brief Q&A with the playwright, Gwendolyn Rice, will follow the reading.
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1181106121899469/

We hope you will join us for as many of the readings as you can. We look forward to celebrating both the amazing work of these playwrights and the First Annual Henley Rose Playwright Competition for Women with you.

-Danielle and Kerri
Yellow Rose Productions

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