2002 Seven Devils Playwrights Conference
Guest Playwright Adam Rapp
NOCTURNE by Adam Rapp
Read by the author - “Fifteen years ago I killed my sister.” So begins this acclaimed play, in which a thirty-two year old former piano prodigy recounts the tragic accident that tore his family apart. At once a devastating and elegant portrait of grief and a gripping dissection of the American Dream. Guest playwright Adam Rapp reads his Pulitzer-nominated play.
The Staged Readings
A LITTLE TIME IN THE FALL by Bernadine Cockey
Stephanie has the perfect life… or so she thinks. When her step-daughter's caustic, agnostic mother Cassie is diagnosed with ovarian cancer, Stephanie's tries to do the “Christian” thing, and help care for her through her illness. Her decision throws her life, her choices and her faith into jeopardy.
FUENTE by Cusi Cram
Soledad thinks she's Alexis Carrington. Chaparro has a broken heart. Esteban has good car. Adela has small ears. Omar likes to watch but he can't anymore. All in Fuente, a place west of any thought you ever had.
MONKEY'S PAW by Kevin Crowley
The Monkey's Paw shares the name of an infamous ghost story. It is a cautionary tale reminding us to be careful what we wish for. This rendition sounds a similar message in a twisted modern fable.
VALERIE AND THE BEAR book by Elise Forier, music/lyrics by Tina Lear
A musical for all ages, Valerie and the Bear is based on an old French legend, it tells the story of a boy raised in the forest by bears, and the brave girl who befriends him.
The Student Staged Readings
THE TRIP by Monir DeSokey
A touching and surprisingly clear-eyed fable, The Trip tells the story of a boy, his father, and their drive to the family vet to put down the family dog.
THE HAUNTING by Lauren Moore
Stories around the campfire turn into revelations as this group of high school seniors fantasize about the future and reveal secrets from the past.
THE HELPING by Molly Shaver
Absurdism meets family drama when a dysfunctional – and accident prone – family learns to help itself by helping each other.
CRANIUM by Brian Welch
There are no secrets between Will and Jack… except one. A young man faces his worst fears when he reveals to his best friend that he is gay.
Photos from the Conference