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Melissa is reckless because she’s going to die anyway. Flo is worried that husband Tim is going to find out about her numerous transgressions, but Tim just wants to lose ten pounds and get a good night’s sleep. Harvey thinks that all women are interchangeable until he meets the one who isn’t. Dying is no excuse for not living in this New York comedy of middle-aged romance and marriage and crime.

A series of new plays presented as individual staged readings, The Construction Zone provides playwrights with opportunities to develop and share new work, while providing audiences with an intimate and meaningful exposure to the process. Curated by Theatre22 with support from ACT's Artistic Director John Langs, four plays will be chosen for the series and each will be of the moment and feature gifted playwrights from around the country. Performed by local professional artists, each reading will be followed by a post-show discussion. Of the four staged readings, one of these new and exciting scripts from 2016 will come to life on the stage in ACTLab and Theatre22's 2017 season.

Read more about Theatre22 and The Construction Zone in American Theatre Magazine.

Part of the series: The Construction Zone

Part of the series: The Construction Zone

Y is the recipient of the National New Play Network's Smith Prize for …and LA is Burning; Houston’s Buzzy Award Best New Play for Woof; the Berrilla Kerr Award for the Secret wife; the Hawai`i Award for Literature for Nothing is the Same; five separate AATE Distinguished Play Awards; and the Charlotte Chorpenning Award for her body of work for children and their families. Y is currently at work on two new musicals with northwest composer Amanda Jacobs. Plays have been supported by the NEA, the Rockefeller Foundation, ATT OnStage, USA Artists, and many local arts organizations; productions in Seattle at Annex, Seattle Children's Theatre, and The Group Theatre, with readings almost everywhere else. Y is an alumna of New Dramatists and a member of The Dramatists' Guild. She still lives with Mark Lutwak to whom many things are still dedicated. Mark and Y recently returned home after some global wanderings. They are grateful for the swell welcome and don't intend to leave again.

Theatre22 seeks to be a forum where artists and audiences alike are brought to the experience of awareness, understanding and healing of the human condition and the recovery of the spirit through the gifts of the performing arts and entertainment.

We strive to serve our culturally diverse area as a meeting ground for the enrichment and growth of our community through educational resources and the expression of thought provoking, belief challenging works.

We are here to serve as a home to self-producing artistic and technical visionaries to explore, contribute and expand for the betterment of their crafts and the enrichment of our society.

Learn more about Theatre22 by visiting their website.

Theatre22 seeks to be a forum where artists and audiences alike are brought to the experience of awareness, understanding and healing of the human condition and the recovery of the spirit through the gifts of the performing arts and entertainment.

Learn more about Theatre22 by visiting their website.

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