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NSRTC – Madeleines by Bess Welden
March 13, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday, March 13 at 10am – with talkback immediately following
Madeleines, by Bess Welden
Directed by Kathy Weinstock
A family of Jewish women grappling with how to love each other through the solace of baking.
The reading is directed by Kathy Weinstock. The actors are Sherry Bonder, Kim Holliday and Maureen Daley.
Bess Welden (www.besswelden.com) lives and makes theater in Portland, ME. She’s written over a dozen plays and librettos that center women and girls, and the lived experience of the female body. She focuses on the complicated, powerful, and often fraught love in relationships between mothers and daughters, grandmothers and granddaughters, and between sisters, and often explores their stories through both a contemporary and historical Jewish lens.
The audience is invited to participate in a feedback session to help the playwright develop the play.
North Shore Readers Theater Collaborative—Established in 2006, sponsors ten events a year at TASN. On the second Saturday of every month from September to June new plays from local and regional playwrights are presented in a Readers Theatre format before an audience, followed by a moderated talkback. This provides playwrights an essential step in play development and local actors and directors the opportunity to work in the Readers Theatre format. A number of plays in the series have won awards and have been produced locally and internationally.