Ivy Tech, BPP, and IU partner to host Bloody Mary Bi-Monthly Reading Series

A collaborative dramatic reading event featuring new plays by local writers

The Bloomington Playwrights Project, the Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center, and the Indiana University Department of Theater, Drama, and Contemporary Dance, along with a group of local professional playwrights, have combined forces to bring you the best new plays Bloomington has to offer.

This Sunday reading series will feature the work of local professional playwrights, read out loud in the cozy lobby of the Bloomington Playwrights Project. We will offer a virgin Bloody Mary Bar with all the fun toppings, as well as complimentary bagels and cream cheese. After the reading there will be space for a talkback and discussion with the writer.

“This collaboration was born out of the desire to showcase Bloomington’s diverse local talent,” said program liaison, and playwright Karina Cochran. “Many of our local writers have had work produced in New York or L.A, but lack opportunities here in their own hometown. Hopefully this will help change that.”

This bi-monthly series will begin Feb. 24 at 1:30 p.m. at the Bloomington Playwrights Project. The first featured play will be ‘The Space Between Us’ by Peter Gil-Sheridan, who is currently the head of the MFA Playwriting program at Indiana University. His work has been produced and developed at The Guthrie Theatre, The Sundance Institute, The Pool, Soho Rep, the Cherry Lane Theatre, and the New York Theatre Workshop.

‘The Space Between Us,’ is a comedy about Americans of very different experiences inhabiting one country together. It was written at the Silverton Theatre Mine in Silverton, Colo.

The reading will be directed by Jonathan Michaelsen and will feature actors Aaron Ricciardi and Jenny McKnight, among others.

The following reading will take place on Sunday, April 21 at 1:30 p.m, with a reading of the play, ‘Dancing to Birth’ by Karina Cochran, which was inspired by the author’s pregnancy dance class.

Bloomington Playwrights Project
107 W. 9th Street
Bloomington, IN 47404