by Karen Hartman
Friday, June 3, 7:30 p.m.
Philadelphia is home to a revolutionary court designed by a passionate and shockingly funny group of women. Every day these lawyers, judges, parole officers, and staff work to transform the lives of women repeatedly convicted for prostitution. In Project Dawn, seven actresses double as participants and members of the court, probing the thin lines between freedom and slavery, activism and obsession, order and chaos. Based on extensive research and interviews, Project Dawn will receive its world premiere at People’s Light in June of 2017.
by Courtney Meaker
Saturday, June 4, 12:30 p.m.
Candid International manufactures lies for every occasion: employment and rental history, convenient and confirmable alibis for romantic getaways, or even proof of that three week ICU stay instead of the Bahamas with family. But when the lies the company tells prove to be truth, the world unravels sending its owner and employees into a seedy world of conspiracy, cover-ups, and absurd scandal.
Tess and Jess Are Friends
by Trista Baldwin
Saturday, June 4, 4:00 p.m.
Jess lives comfortably with her wife Lindsay, until Lindsay announces that they are changing pronouns and would like to be called Len. In the midst of Jess adjusting to the idea of having a husband, her college friend Tess shows up with an age-inappropriate lover in tow. Tess' revolt against the confines of her sexless adulthood starts a fire that threatens to burn down Jess’ already precarious life as well.
Through The Eyes of Holly Germaine
by Y York
Saturday, June 4, 7:30 p.m.
A period piece. In the dark days leading up to Chernobyl, worn-out oil spill experts Simon and Edwina are trying to vacation off the Northwest coast of Africa. Rising starlet Holly has selected the same volcanic island for respite and to hide. When a tanker goes aground, Tyler, the hottest international geologist around, also arrives on the island but for work. He should just be working on the spill, but, of course, there is Edwina and then Holly. When it's hopeless, you might as well try harder.
by Josh Beerman
Sunday, June 5, 4:00 p.m.
A white man and a black woman enter a hotel room. As they talk and drink it becomes apparent that they are intensely attracted to each other, a meet cute for the ages. Conversation turns to debate about his work, creating algorithms that help to predict crime. They get stuck on separate sides of an idea involving race, success, and truth, while the real truth between them is hidden in a lie; A lie that will prove, sometimes, the only way to survive, is to avoid the truth.
by Keiko Green
Sunday, June 5, 7:30 p.m.
Nadeshiko follows the story of Risa, a young woman who takes on a peculiar gig from Craigslist in order to pay her rent.