2018 Modern Works Festival
Presented by Summer Dawn Wallace
Executive Producer: Tervis
Co-Producers: Deb Shoss & Libbie Sherman
Associate Producer: Nanette Crist
The winner is... THE SPACE IN BETWEEN by Mercedes White!
Thank you to the many artists, patrons and supporters that made our inaugural festival such a success.
October 2 - 14, 2018
A playwriting contest, a reading festival and a celebration of women in theater.
Out of nearly 100 submissions from around the country, the best three plays have been selected as finalists and will receive professional staged readings in Sarasota. With the help of the audience, one playwright will be awarded the festival's grand prize of $5000.
See all three finalists to participate in the audience vote!
Finalist #2 Readings:
Saturday, October 6th, 8pm
Sunday, October 7th, 2pm
Tuesday, October 9th, 8pm
Wednesday, October 10th, 8pm
Meet The Women Behind The Arts:
FREE Panel Discussions
Thursday, October 4th, 8pm: Playwriting with Martyna Majok
Sunday, October 7th, 5pm: Women in Technical Theatre
Wednesday, October 10th, 5pm: Women in Leadership, featuring Stephanie Gularte
Friday, October 12th, 5pm: Women in Leadership, featuring Linda DiGabriele
Panel discussions are free, but tickets must be reserved as seating is limited.
Finalist #1 Readings:
The Space In Between
Tuesday, October 2nd, 8pm
Wednesday, October 3rd, 8pm
Thursday, October 4th, 2pm
Friday, October 5th, 8pm
Finalist #3 Readings:
The Violet Sisters
Thursday, October 11th, 8pm
Friday, October 12th, 8pm
Saturday, October 13th, 8pm
Sunday, October 14th, 2pm
The Space In Between
by Mercedes White
directed by Summer Dawn Wallace
Cameron has sworn off romance after a run of bad luck, but a new upstairs neighbor turns her life upside down. Awkwardly charming and sweetly poignant, The Space In Between is an old-fashioned love story in a complicated, cross-cultural modern world.
by Jayne Hannah
directed by Kim Crow
After serving 27 years for a violent offense, George is released from prison to return to society. His therapist, Magda, arranges a mysterious meeting that reveals George’s rehabilitation isn’t what he expects. In a series of suspenseful, fragmented scenes, Stalking explores the history and repercussions of George’s offense, and questions whether the cycle of violence ever truly ends.
Production Stage Manager
Founder & Ensemble Member
Summer Dawn Wallace