5 Reasons to Make Love to 365 Plays
We would never say our excitment or coverage of the yearlong 365 Days/365 Plays festival is exhaustive (after all, we have been to 17 of the 18 weeks so far, that equals too 119 plays seen, experienced, enjoyed, enthralled upon, etc).
1. It's Free, duh.
2. You are taking part in an international festival (plays are concurrently happening all over the states, including a few across the seas).
3. Playwright, recipient of the MacArthur Foundation "Genius" Grant and awardee of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2002 is Suzan-Lori Parks, who happens to live in Los Angeles.
4. Commitment-phobe safe zone. It is not like you will be stuck in a theatre for hours. Seven plays in one sitting can easily go by in 20 to 40 minutes. Remember, these are mini-plays.
5. Total creativity. Most of the time, the audience is not even in a theatre. Sometimes, you are in the alley behind the theatre, or on the stage watching a play happen in the audience's seats. Most weeks we find ourselves laughing uncontrollably and amazed at what these artists can do with such little time and resources available.
There is one more play for week 18 and that is at 12 pm you early risers! Not to fear, more plays next week. All can be found here.
The paper the woman is holding up in the picture says "Reveal A Secret." Photo by Rick Bernstein, courtesy of the Boston Court Theatre.