BOILER ROOM SERIES: New Works Staged Reading #2
Join us at Keegan on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at 8:00 pm for a special Boiler Maker Staged Reading and Post-Show Discussion as part of Keegan’s Boiler Room Series: Burst by Rachel Bublitz, directed by Josh Sticklin.
About the Play
burst* (bûrst): 1. To break open or apart suddenly and violently: explode as from internal force. 2. A sudden effort or spurt; rush: a burst of speed. 3. To give sudden expression to passion, grief, etc: to burst into tears; also, to be filled with violent emotion: to burst with rage. *Definition found in The Reader’s Digest Great Encyclopedic Dictionary.
Sarah Boyd is an extraordinary human being. Not only did she build her company from scratch using nothing but willpower and fortitude, she also sits on the precipice of truly saving this planet. Because on top of being one of the fastest growing tech companies in history, Tactix, with Sarah at its helm, will usher this planet into the post-plastic era. A time where we need not worry or fret over the great destruction being done to our world from this non-biodegradable foe. With her eyes steady on her next round of funding, Sarah must persevere through a late night interview with a particularly tough reporter, a lawsuit aimed at a person from her past, and the waffling of her CTO. It’s a heavy load, and Sarah knows that she is the only one great enough to bear it.
About the Playwright
Rachel Bublitz is an award-winning and internationally-produced playwright. Her commissioned play Cheerleaders VS. Aliens, had a world premiere at the Egyptian Theatre in Park City, Utah this year. Her play Of Serpents & Sea Spray, another commission, was produced with Custom Made Theatre Company and This Is Water Theatre. Awards include: 2018 Detroit New Works Festival Winner (Ripped), Playwrights Foundation’s 2018 Bay Area Playwrights Festival Finalist (Let’s Fix Andy), Actors Theatre of Louisville’s 2017 Heideman Finalist (Really Adult), and PlayGround’s June Anne Baker Prize. Rachel is the co-founder of 31 Plays in 31 Days and has an MA in English and an MFA in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University. When she isn’t writing, she’s chasing after her two viking-like children. www.RachelBublitz.com
What’s the Boiler Room Series?
At the beginning of the season, Boiler Room Series launched an international, national, and local search for new plays. Selected from hundreds of submissions, this play will be workshopped by Keegan’s Artistic Development Team and presented to the public as a free staged reading. Every staged reading is followed by a post-show discussion.
The Boiler Room Series at Keegan, named after the old boiler room of the pre-renovation Keegan Theatre, is a bold programming initiative that focuses on the development of new works and the producing of unique performances. The name speaks to the two-part mission: crank up the artistic heat on new works in progress and let loose the creative voices of tomorrow’s theatre. LEARN MORE