About the Playwright
JACQUELINE E. LAWTON: WAM Theatre Debut. Her plays include Anna K; Blood-bound and Tongue-tied; Deep Belly Beautiful; The Devil’s Sweet Water; The Hampton Years; Love Brothers Serenade; Mad Breed; Noms de Guerre; and Our Man Beverly Snow. She received her MFA in Playwriting from the University of Texas at Austin, where she was a James A. Michener Fellow. www.jacquelinelawton.com
About the Director
JAYNE ATKINSON: WAM advisory board member and host of the WAM Theatre 2013 Benefit Claiming Her Place. Berkshire favorite Jayne Atkinson is an English-born film, theatre and television actress. She is perhaps best known for her roles on House of Cards, Criminal Minds and 24 as well as her Tony Award-nominated roles in The Rainmaker and Enchanted April. Website: www.jayne-atkinson.com
As part of their 2015 Fresh Takes Play Reading Series, WAM Theatre presents my play, Noms de Guerre, under the direction of Jayne Atkinson. The reading will take place on Sunday, June 14 at 3:00 p.m. at No. Six Depot Roastery and Café, 6 Depot Street in West Stockbridge, MA. Click here to learn more about the play and here to purchase tickets.
The reading of Noms de Guerre will be the inaugural event in this year's Lift Ev'ry Voice Festival, which celebrates African-American Culture and Heritage in the Berkshires. This year the Festival is celebrating the 150th anniversary of the passage of the 13th Amendment, which ended slavery in the United States.
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