- For this round of OPEN SEASON, we have picked two writers with strong, unique voices and a passionate point of view -
Nora Sørena Casey’s full-length plays include Take the Car (Williamstown Theatre Festival) and Not Afraid (PowerOut), about a death-metal bloggerThe New York Times called “the kind of weirdo we want to root for.” A frequent collaborator with The Motor Company, her site-specific plays includeDerek and the Sheep, Intimate Bar Plays, and Absolutely Somewhere. Nora is an Artistic Producer of PowerOut and the 2016 Playwright-In-Residence with Athena Theatre Company’s Athena Writes.
She will be presenting her pilot, "THE RINGER"
Cecilia Copeland is a member of the League of Professional Theatre Women, an inductee into the Indie Theater Hall of Fame, winner of the Lennis J. Holm Scholarship at the Writers Workshop, and recipient of a Special Effects Grant from Metro Screen Australia. She is a Kilroy’s List Nominee and Honorable mention for her plays, Light of Night and “R Culture.” Her plays have been presented in New York at the Cherry Lane Theatre, Culture Project, Ensemble Studios Theatre, The Lower East Side Festival of the Arts, and HERE Arts Center among others. Internationally her plays have been presented at The Anarchist Theatre Festival Montreal, The Gun Control Plays Project in Sydney Australia, and featured in the Verlag Textbook on American Drama in Germany. She has been published by the Playwrights Center for Women Writers, NoPassport Press and Amazon. Copeland is the Founding Artistic Director of New York Madness, which has produced over two hundred short plays in over thirty “madness” festivals all over New York from 2010-2016.
Cecilia will be presenting her pilot, "WOMG JUST CRUZ'N"