Alumni Laura Jacqmin has a new play in Victory Garden’s New works Festival which runs this weekend, August 5th-7th in Chicago!! The website describes the Ignition festival: the Ignition Festival of New Plays is a national annual festival devoted to fostering a community of support for the development of outstanding new plays and nurturing relationships with emerging and established playwrights. All readings are free and open to the public.”
Laura’s new play is called “EOM(end of message)” and here is the blurb “When the milestone date on their new video game is suddenly moved up – the week before Thanksgiving – a ragtag team of game developers must camp out at the office for seven days straight, crunching to meet an impossible deadline.” Looks funn!!
Go check it out if your in Chicago!! Congrats Laura!
Go see the reading!
Saturday August 6th, Začek-McVay Theater | 7:30pm
2433 North Lincoln Avenue | Chicago, IL 60614
Administration: 773.549.5788 | Tickets: 773.871.3000
More about Laura
Laura Jacqmin is a Chicago-based playwright, TV writer and video game writer, originally from Cleveland.
Plays: Residence (40th Humana Festival of New American Plays at Actors Theatre of Louisville); January Joiner (Long Wharf Theatre); Ski Dubai (Steppenwolf Theatre); A Third (Finborough Theatre London); Look, we are breathing (Rivendell Theatre Ensemble; Sundance Theatre Lab); Dental Society Midwinter Meeting (Williamstown Theatre Festival; Chicago Dramatists/At Play, 16th Street Theater); Ghost Bike (Buzz22 Chicago). Awards: Wasserstein Prize, two NEA Art Works Grants, ATHE-Kennedy Center David Mark Cohen Playwriting Award, two MacDowell Fellowships, Illinois Arts Council Individual Artist Grant.
Television: “Grace and Frankie” (Netflix); “Lucky 7” (ABC). Video Games: “Minecraft: Story Mode” (Telltale Games). She received her BA from Yale University, and earned an MFA in Playwriting from Ohio University. Founding member, The Kilroys.