amethyst. – New Play by 2019 Artist in Residence Premiers September 7 & 8
EveryLibrary is proud to showcase our 2019 Artist in Residence Brandon Monokian's new play amethyst. on Saturday, September 7 and Sunday, September 8 at the Philly Fringe Festival. Tickets are on sale now ($5) for both performances.
"The world has ended. Vodka is now made from seashells and the only music to have survived the apocalypse is Tchaikovsky and Britney Spears. The survivors must begin to build a new life. Step one: build a library?"
The EveryLibrary AIR program invites artists from diverse backgrounds to reflect on the role of libraries in modern life - especially at the intersection of politics and the arts. Our 2019 AIR Producers Erinn Paige and Laura Damon-Moore asked Brandon to create a new play to comment on these ideas. amethyst. will premiere as a staged reading at the Philly Fringe Fest. Brandon first began working with libraries by producing and directing readings of "Revolutionary Voices: A Multicultural Queer Youth Anthology" (edited by Amy Sonnie) after its 2010 censoring and banning of the book from two New Jersey libraries. He is the author of The Most Awkward Love Life of Peabody Magoo, Pan is Dead, and Grimm Women for the stage, and Happy Yummy Chicken on the screen.
Following its stage reading at the Philly Fringe Fest, amethyst. will make its Library premier at the Princeton Public Library on Saturday, September 28th. amethyst. is directed by Becky Fleckner and is a production of Love Drunk Life. It is part of EveryLibrary’s third biannual Artist in Residence program which features Brandon Monokian as well as the illustrator, instructor and live drawer Rachel Duggan and visual artist, author, poet and facilitator VersAnnette Blackman-Bosia.
Tickets for the Saturday, September 7th performance at 7pm and the Sunday, September 8th performance at 2pm are $5. Please visit the Philly Fringe Fest to purchase yours today.