The 25th Annual Seabury Quinn, Jr. Playwrights’ Festival is almost here! The featured, Thesis Productions of our Third Year MFA Playwrights debut this weekend, April 18th-20th, in Kantner Hall on the Elizabeth Evans Baker Stage. To celebrate the opening of the featured productions, and leading up to the festival staged readings on the 25th, 26th, and 27th, we will be featuring daily spotlights on Ohio University’s nine MFA Playwrights.
This show has a lot of projections, which I am very excited about. Owen Lowery – one of our two projection designers – and I have been collaborating on this project since before the script was a gleam in my eye. Projections are normally designed by the projections designers and operated by the stage manager. For “Sibyl,” our projections will be interactive, and they will be processed and operated live backstage. In other words, the movements of the actors will have an effect on the look of the projections, and so, like the show, they will be a little different every night.
8:00 p.m. – April 18th & 26th, Elizabeth Evans Baker Theater, Kantner Hall
2:00 p.m. – April 27th, Elizabeth Evans Baker Theater Stage, Kantner Hall
Two weeks ago, Sibyl, the love of Les’ life, disappeared, and today Les’ job is to interrogate the last person to have seen her alive. Lucky, Les has a Hepatoscope, a device that allows him to plumb the depths of another person’s mind. But minds are tricky places, and, as Les begins to discover, what we call reality can be trickier still. Sibyl is a dark comedy that blurs the lines between memory, fantasy, and truth.