The LA-based production, Eat Me, written by and staring Jacqueline Wright, has been developed into a film by Wright and creative team. The teaser trailer was released today (above) on the film’s Kickstarter page. Eat Me, developed via EST — The LA Project, was first staged as a rental production at Theatre of NOTE before it moved to the McCadden Place Theatre in 2003. The play/film depicts a woman named Tommy on the evening she attempts suicide — the same night a man breaks into her house. As the play includes elements of nudity, sex, and graphic violence, Wright comments on the Kickstarter page that she waited for the right production team to come along before attempting to adapt the script for screen.
Universities across the country are starting their fall semesters, which means that theatre programs are entering their audition weeks. One B.A. theatre student at the University of Southern California’s School of Dramatic Arts talks about the lack of diversity in casting opportunities for students, specifically in regards to race and gender.
HowlRound published a list from Snehal Desai on issues to be addressed for creation of diversity programs from arts organizations. Great read.
What traits describe the way contemporary theatre-makers are producing? Self-determination, audience activation… read the rest on Exeunt.