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Regis College Playwrights in “Our Voices Festival”March 1, 2011
Weston, MA. Regis College will host the 5th Annual “Our Voices Festival,” featuring staged readings of works by twelve Boston area women playwrights, including Regis faculty member and playwright Wendy Lement, and Regis College student Leanne Calderone (’12) of Newton.
The Festival will be held on March 26, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. in the Black Box Theatre, Fine Arts Center, Regis College. The event is free and open to the public.
“Last year the Festival was held at Regis for the first time, on a trial basis,” said Regis theater professor Lement. “We attracted 80 Boston area playwrights, directors and actors to the event. This year, we are very pleased to be establishing the College as the home now of the annual ‘Our Voices Festival.’”
Lement’s new play Wedding Dreams was selected by an independent panel to receive staged reading at this year’s Festival. Wedding Dreams is a comedy about a woman coming to terms with the fact that she is married again, for the third time. The audience are the de facto wedding guests. Does Fate Exist?, by student Calderone, will be included in the morning playwriting workshop. Leanne will receive feedback on her work by Boston area playwrights.
The Festival will feature staged readings of selected short plays, monologues and excerpts from longer works. The staged readings will be directed and performed by a variety of talented Boston-area directors and actors. The audience is invited to a pre-performance reception and post-performance feedback discussion about the plays. This year's festival is co-produced by festival founder and playwright, Kelly DuMar, Wendy Lement of Regis College, and Ann Garvin of Image Theatre.
Regis College is a Catholic co-educational community that prepares undergraduate, graduate and continuing education students for engagement and service in a changing world. In the School of Liberal Arts, Education and Social Sciences and the School of Nursing, Sciences and Health Professions, approximately 1,600 students are enrolled in 17 undergraduate majors; 30 minors; 10 interdisciplinary pathways toward professional success; and master’s degree programs in education, communication, health administration, health product regulation, and nursing, and a doctoral program in nursing practice. U.S. News and World Report ranks Regis in the top tier of universities with master’s programs in the North. The College is listed by the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) among benchmarking colleges for the quality of educational experience. With a strategic graduate focus on health care, Regis College was recently named a Center of Excellence in Nursing Education by the National League of Nursing. The College also provides accredited pre-school and kindergarten programs and a Life Long Learning Program (LLARC) for retired seniors. Visit Regis on the Web at www.regiscollege.edu.
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