Yellow Rose Productions, a Knoxville based theatre company, is hosting the second annual Staged Reading Series for the Henley Rose Playwright Competition for Women. The staged readings will feature the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place plays from this year’s competition.
The staged readings are free to the public and are scheduled for three consecutive Monday evenings in late April and early May. Yellow Rose Productions will be teaming up with various theatre artists from around Knoxville to perform these readings. The April 24th and May 1st readings will be performed at Modern Studio and with the help of KPAX. The reading on May 8th will take place at the UT Lab Theatre and will be performed with support from The University of Tennessee Department of Theatre and the Clarence Brown Theatre.
The Henley Rose Playwright Competition for Women began in early 2015 and is endorsed by Pulitzer-prize winning playwright, Beth Henley. The competition offers women around the world an opportunity to be recognized for their work in playwriting.
Each year the Henley Rose Playwright Competition for Women accepts 200 submissions from all over the world. From these, a committee of readers narrows the plays down to a small group of Finalists. The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners are then chosen and are invited to Knoxville to accept their cash prize and to be honored at the staged reading of their play.
For more information, visit: yellowroseproductions.org.