Featuring: Amanda Flahive, Frank Gaughan, James Knight, Shannon Mayhall & Michele Vazquez
WSR’s LAB: Series stages its final in-house reading with Carolyn Kras’ “Mine & Yours,” a new play about two couples grappling with the insane realities of the foreclosure crisis. Young professionals Lydia and Grant have just bought their first home. But things don’t go as planned when move in day arrives and they discover the previous owners never left. Deb and Roy have worked hard all their lives for a place to call their own. But like so many Americans, they’re just one health crisis away from losing everything.
Thank you to all those who came out for this darkly comic and sweetly forgiving play by award-winning playwright Carolyn Kras!
LAB:Series season kicks off for the public this JULY 27th with Aurin Squire’s RUNNING ON FIRE.
Carolyn Kras received the Visionary Playwright Award and Commission from Theater Masters, for which she wrote the play Mine & Yours, a nominee for the L. Arnold Weissberger Award and a top 20 Finalist for the Bay Area Playwrights Festival. Kras’ work has been produced or developed by Chicago Dramatists, Stage Left Theatre, 20% Theatre Company Chicago, Chicago New Work Festival, Live Girls! Theater, Pittsburgh Irish & Classical Theatre, Centenary Stage Company, Pittsburgh New Works Festival, Theater Masters, and Long Beach Playhouse. Her screenplay Magnetic is in development with producers Diane Nabatoff and Alex Ross. Her honors include the William Randolph Hearst Creative Artist Fellowship as well as writing residencies at Ucross Foundation, Anderson Center, and Ragdale Foundation. Kras holds an M.F.A. in Dramatic Writing from Carnegie Mellon University and a B.A. in Drama from Washington University in St. Louis. Carolynhas been awarded a Fulbright LUSK Award to spend nine months in London as Playwright in Residence at Sell A Door Theatre Company. The Fulbright Program is sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to increase mutual understanding and cultural exchange.