Washington University presents 3 World Premieres!
September 19 - 20, 2014
~ ALL PERFORMANCES ARE FREE! ~
A.E. Hotchner Studio Theatre
2014 Guest Dramaturg: Ed Sobel
Ekphasia, or "The Shadow Girl"
Written by Cary Simowitz
Directed by Henry I. Schvey
Friday, September 19 at 7:00pm
dissects behavior and calculates the equation of the world around him. Trapped by the voice
within, Owen recalibrates in order to decipher the one thing his brain doesn’t understand…his
heart. It’s a love story like no other.
Playwright Cary Simowitz
Written by Kristen O'Neal
Directed by Pannill Camp
Saturday, September 20 at 2:00pm
On a train platform, in a liminal world, the past collides with the present, and the future
disembarks to find itself altered. A soldier, two lovers, a homeless man and an needling
mother, confront versions of their lives and themselves from bygone days.
Playwright Kristen O'Neal
Written by Will Jacobs
Directed by Andrea Urice
Saturday, September 20 at 7:00pm
A peculiar telegraph operator, Mr. Rivers, looks for lost love in the lyricism of electrical
impulse. His search is disrupted by the arrival of the very determined Mrs. Emily Stone, who
brings light to the darkened corners of his Pennsylvania home. Together, they grapple with love
and laughter within the abstractions of language and the rhythms of dots and dashes.
Winner of the 2014 A.E Hotchner Playwriting Competition. Telegraph will be produced by
the Performing Arts Department in April 2015.
Playwright Will Jacobs
Endowed by alumnus, novelist, poet and playwright A.E. Hotchner, this annual playwriting competition is open to all undergraduate and graduate students at Washington University. Many past "Hotch" plays have gone on to full production in the PAD season and around the country. Two of our playwrights have won Kevin Kline Awards, and most recently Marisa Wegrzyn, a three-time Hotch participant, was awarded the prestigious national Wendy Wasserstein Award 2009 for her play Hickorydickory -- which had its world premiere in our studio theater in 2005.