Staged Readings

PWTF 2017 Festival Staged Readings

The Elvis Administration
by Stephanie Walters

A whimsical look at love and where we belong through the eyes of Elvis, Kim Jong-Il, Crab Girl and Turtle Man. This teenage girl’s tumbler page meets Korean drama is a playful way of examining new landscapes of the heart.

Stephanie N. Walters has recently started her journey as Philadelphia’s first Asian American playwright. She currently studies with Philadelphia’s new play development laboratory, PlayPenn. Her short play, All Girl, was seen at Philadelphia’s Future is Female Festival. Stephanie is also a proud member of Actor’s Equity Associate and a teaching artist with many theatres in town. She is graduate of Bucknell University, the London Dramatic Academy, and CAP21.

Out of the Wake
by Megan Diehl

Kelly recovers from a devastating loss as she navigates her way into the scene of a great tragedy. Her family torn apart, her career suspended, her world shaken – a chance partnership with her daughter’s teacher, Quinn, reignites her passion for justice in the complicated battles of the education system. Can she reconcile her daughter’s future with the price she must pay for a painful past?

Megan Diehl has served in artistic, administrative, and production roles within the Philadelphia theatre community for ten years. She has worked with organizations such as Arden Theatre Company, Philadelphia Theatre Company, Theater Horizon, Walnut Street Theater, Lantern Theatre Company, and many more, including as an adjunct faculty position at Temple University. An alumnus of DeSales University, she has obtained an M.A. in Theatre from Villanova University as well as a Certificate in Nonprofit Management. Along with collaborator Peter Danelski, she has co-adapted the Capek brothers’ Adam the Creator and Hans Christian Andersen’s The Snow Queen for the stage. She currently serves as Development Associate for Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, freelance staff writer for DCMetro Theater Arts, and Artistic Associate for Philadelphia Women’s Theatre Festival.

Loved Ones
by Robin Rodriguez

Crystal needs to get a life. Fortunately, she’s found an agency that will provide instant friends and family-for a fee. It’s just, was making her world a workplace really a good idea? She’s the boss, in control: why does it never feel that way? And where’s the agency that sold her this thing? In this comic fable about giving and getting, a hospital vigil for a loved one draws out the truth of what human connection can cost versus what one is willing to pay.

Robin Rodriguez is a Philadelphia-based playwright. She is a member of the Dramatist Guild and was a A 2012-13 Emerging Artist in Residence under the PDC @ Plays & Players program. Her play, Touchston, was a semi-finalist for the nuVoices Play Festival of Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte. She has enjoyed productions/readings with Long Beach Playhouse, NY Artists Unlimited and Potluck Productions, plus locally with Philly Primary Stages, the Spark Showcase, the Philly Fringe, Philadelphia Theatre Workshop’s PlayShop Festival, Walking Fish Theatre, Luna Theater, and Curio Theatre Company.