Interested in playwriting? As either a career or hobby? Or simply interested in all things theatre? Come down to the University City Loop and chat with these visiting playwrights during Tesseract’s current season.
April 25, 2015
TIRA PALMQUIST’s plays include TWO DEGREES, TEN MILE LAKE (Serenbe Playhouse), AGE OF BEES (MadLab Theater), AND THEN THEY FELL, and many others. TWO DEGREES, her newest play, was recently read at the 2014 Great Plains Theater Conference, and will be a part of the 2014 Artemisia New Play Festival in Chicago. AND THEN THEY FELL was workshopped and performed at the UMass New Play Lab in April 2014 (the play was also a finalist for the Aurora Theater Company's Global Age Project, a semi-finalist for the Bay Area Playwrights' Festival, and has had readings at The Road Theatre in Los Angeles). TEN MILE LAKE, which premiered this
summer at Serenbe Playhouse just outside of Atlanta, GA, was developed and workshopped in 2012 at the Seven Devils Playwrights Conference. In 2013, she returned to the Seven Devils Conference to work as a dramaturg with Jeni Mahoney. In November of 2012, AGE OF BEES premiered at MadLab Theater, and was named Best Original Work by the Other Papers "Best of 2012” list. The play is slated for production in 2015 at Tesseract Theater. Also in 2012, Inkwell Theater presented as excerpt of her play FORTUNE AND PAIN (AT THE EDGE OF THE WORLD) at the Kennedy Center Page to Stage Festival. Her plays have been developed by 9Thirty Theater, Theater of Note, EST-LA, Seven Devils and Inkwell Theater. Her short plays have been produced all over the country (and internationally, as well). Tira teaches writing at UC Irvine and at the Orange County School of the Arts. She is a member of the Dramatists Guild, EST-LA's Playwrights Unit and is a Co-Executive Producer of Fell Swoop Playwrights.