Through June 29, 2008
Reported by Sarah Boslaugh
The GreenHouse New Play Festival, presented by HotCity Theatre at the Centene Center this past weekend, included some of the most interesting theatre performed in St. Louis this year. Five new plays, chosen from over 300 submissions, were presented in staged readings to an involved and theatrically-savvy audience, who did not hesitate to share their suggestions and criticisms during the talkback sessions which followed each performance. Cockeyed
by William Missouri Downs was selected as the Festival winner: it will be given another staged reading this fall, after an intensive 10-day workshop, and will also be presented in a full production as part of the 2009 HotCity Mainstage season.