On Sunday, March 10th at 8:00pm, Field Trip Theatre will present a reading of Fallbeil by Liz Maestri at the the Wonderland Ballroom. Tickets to this event are sold out, but click here to be added to waitlist.
Two 21-year-olds are taking matters into their own hands—at any cost. Sophie has resolved to destroy Nazi Germany from the inside out, while Else faces her sudden and terrifying responsibility as the new head of her family. This historical fantasy examines the relationship between sisters and brothers, young people and war, and deﬁance and triumph in the face of all odds.
Directed by Nick Vargas
Dramaturgy by Amanda Coffin
Else - Caitlyn Conley
Karl - Josh Adams
Hans - Kevin Collins
Sophie - Chelsey Christensen
Fritz - Steve Isaac
The Wonderland Ballroom is located at 1101 Kenyon St NW on the corner of 11th St NW and Kenyon St NW. Accessible by Metro at Columbia Heights station.
About the Playwright
Liz’s plays include OWL MOON (Original Works Publishing, Taffety Punk Theatre Company, The Kennedy Center’s Page-to-Stage Festival/Doorway Arts Ensemble); SOMERSAULTING (Page-to-Stage/Taffety Punk, The Artists’ Bloc Downtown Series); TINDERBOX (Forum Theatre ReActs); FALLBEIL (Great Plains Theatre Conference, Field Trip Theatre); and hybrid collaboration THE PRESSURE COOKER (Source Festival). With E.M.P. Collective: THE RAIN (Genesis project), HOLD ME, PALE HORSE (Reject the Gaze), VALOR and THE GREATEST GIFT (One-Minute Play Festival), and CONDO CONDO CONDOLAND (CENTERSTAGE 50Fest). Liz was a founding core member of The Anthropologists, a movement ensemble in NYC, and has worked at numerous theaters including Contemporary American Theatre Festival, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Black Women’s Playwright Group, 78th Street Theater Lab, Impetuous Theatre Group, Maryland Ensemble Theatre, and The Kennedy Center, among others. Liz studied playwriting with the 24 With 5 Collective at New Dramatists, and received a DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities YAP Award. Member: The Playwrights’ Center, Dramatists Guild of America. www.lizmaestri.com
About Field Trip Theatre
Field Trip Theatre is committed to supporting emerging artists through development and production of new plays that engage diverse audiences and reflect the perspectives and identities of The District. We value innovative storytelling and uncensored artistry that serves the diverse community of Washington, DC.
I'm a playwright, dramaturg, and teaching artist. It is here where you'll find my queries and musings on life, theater and the world. My posts advocate for diversity, inclusion, and equity in the American Theatre and updates on my own work. Please enjoy!