Monday night's reading and post show discussion of Noms de Guerre was powerful, rich, and engaging! Our audience--a diverse mix of students, theatre folks, and friends-was fully captivated and charged by the plot, characters, and themes. During the post show discussion, there was a great appreciation for the strength, passion, and vulnerability of the women characters, the exploration of the lives of middle class people of color, and the way in which journalism, politics, and the military were interwoven with urgency, complexity, and nuance. I'm excited about this play and the audience response has been consistent: We need this play, now.
As I work to find a theatre home for the play, I want to thank everyone at Rep Stage, and also Jocelyn Clark and the lovely folks Arena Stage's Playwrights Arena and Seema Sueko, Diane Rodriguez, and our fabulous company at Pasadena Playhouse's HotHouse series for supporting the growth and development of this play. Now, please enjoy these photos from our rehearsal and reading.
Noms de Guerre Company Photo
Hey folks, we have a new script!
Noms de Guerre in Rehearsal at Rep Stage
Noms de Guerre reading at Rep Stage
Rep Stage, a professional regional theatre in residence at Howard Community College, is celebrating its 22nd season. The company is a member of the League of Washington Theatre, the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance and Theatre Communications Group. Rep Stage is recognized by Theatre Washington as professional DC Metro area theatre company and is eligible to be nominated for the Helen Hayes Awards. Performances are made possible by Howard Arts Council, Howard County Government, and the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency funded by the Stage of Maryland and National Endowment of the Arts, as well as through generous individual contributions. Rep Stage is proud to be a partner of Howard County Tourism and promotion. Rep Stage’s Artistic Leadership is helmed by Co-Producing Artistic Directors Suzanne Beal and Joseph Ritsch.
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