Wednesday, January 14, 2015

UNO Playwrights Debut Their Work in "Real|Unreal" at Playhouse NOLA

Two graduate students in the University of New Orleans Creative Writing Workshop will see their plays performed this month on a New Orleans stage.

Through the South of Uqbar theatre program, UNO playwrights Breanna Bietz and Ross Peter Nelson present their work this month in Real|Unreal,a set of four one-act plays about the nature of reality. Together with local playwright Brian Sands, they explore such diverse topics as a carnivorous chair, a toxic work environment, a life lesson from Tina Fey, and the true aspirations of a Roomba.

Get Real!

Real|Unreal runs Thursday, January 22 through Sunday January 25 at Playhouse NOLA.

Playhouse NOLA is located at at 3214 Burgundy St. in the Bywater neighborhood of New Orleans,

All shows begin at 7:30 p.m. 

Tickets are $12.

South of Uqbar is dedicated to producing creative, innovative theatre. The theatre group is named for the country that appears in acclaimed writer Jorge Luis Borges’ meta-fictional short story, Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius.

Like Borges, we aim to create new worlds, never before seen,” the group states on its website. “The things that we imagine will become reality for the time they are on the stage, and then remain in the world only as memory.”

Real|Unreal features the work of actors Breanna Bietz, Kate Kuen, Randy Maggiore, Jarred Marlatt, Michael Martin, Jessie Strauss, Nick Thompson, and Andrew Vaught.

Bietz, Marlatt, Strauss and Vaught are all UNO students. 

The plays are: DJ Roomba and Songbird Siri Ride the Waves of Chance by Breanna Bietz, In the End by Ross Peter Nelson, MORE by Brian Sands, and Sketched by Breanna Bietz.

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