By EM Lewis
Performed by Andrew W. Smith 97.5
Friday, January 10 and Saturday, January 11
21st Century Theatre Festival: The Gun Show
7:30pm Mahaney Arts Center, Seeler Studio Theatre
Award-winning playwright E.M. Lewis asks: “Can we have a conversation about this?” From a farming community in rural Oregon to the big cities of L.A. and New York, Lewis tells the story of America’s relationship with guns through the prism of her own personal experiences. Performed by Andrew Smith ’97.5
Caption: Photo by Jeanette Sears
Accessibility: large print programs, ALDs, parking, seating, restrooms.
There will be a post-performance talk back after each performance.
E. M. Lewis is an award-winning playwright, teacher, and opera librettist. Her work has been produced around the world, and published by Samuel French. Winner: Steinberg Award and Primus Prize from American Theater Critics Association, Ted Schmitt Award from the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle, Hodder Fellowship from Princeton University, playwriting fellowship from NJ Arts Commission, 2016 Oregon Literary Fellowship, Edgerton Award for the epic eco-drama Magellanica. Recent work includes Apple Season, How the Light Gets In, and a new opera. Lewis is currently working on a big, new political play called The Great Divide commissioned by the Oregon Shakespeare Festival for their American Revolutions United States History project. Lewis is a proud member of LineStorm Playwrights, Artists Repertory Theater, and the Dramatists Guild. She lives on her family’s farm in Oregon.
Andrew W. Smith is a professional Actor, Director, and Producer, whose work has been seen throughout regionally and internationally. Selected acting work includes: PTP/NYC, Pittsburgh Public Theatre, Pittsburgh City Theatre, Quantum Theatre, Actor’s Theatre of Louisville, Seattle Rep, Arena Stage, and Woolly Mammoth Theatre. Filmwork includes: Lucid, Shooting Script, Death of a Nation. TV includes GONE, Law and Order: Criminal Intent. He is the Co-Founding Artistic Director of the award-winning Project Y Theatre Company in New York City. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Acting at the Carnegie Mellon School of Drama. MFA: UCSD. BA: Middlebury College, 1997.5.