ORLANDO — Due to what the group called “unforseen circumstances,” the Playwrights’ Round Table has postponed the next show in its Premiere Series 2022.
The group is also urging the public to mark their calendars for this production, calling it one nobody should miss.
That production is The B Is For Bullsh!t, written by John Mabey, which is now on for a June/July run.
“Due to unforeseen circumstances, our production of this play has been moved to the weekends of June 24-26 and July 8-10,” PRT noted. “The play, recently selected by the prestigious Stella Adler Studio in NYC for a production in June, features a dynamic cast.”
That includes Robie Phillips, Jennifer Kalison, Billie Jane Aubertin, Claire Roberts, Chloe A. McElroy, Nikki Somma, and Tony Marrero. Marrero, who is making his theater debut, is a survivor of the tragic and devastating massacre at the Pulse Nightclub in June 2016.
This production, which is being directed by Jessica Fernando, is “a modern comedy about identity, love and self-discovery, which hilariously follows longtime LGBTQ+ friends battling labels in their careers and themselves while creating family in wonderful and unexpected ways,” PRT noted.
It contains adult language and situations and is recommended for older teens and adults.
The B is for Bullsh!t will be performed at Central Florida Community Arts Black Box Theater, 250 SW Ivanhoe Boulevard in Orlando, which has a convenient back parking lot.
Tickets are $20 general admission, $15 for seniors and $12 for current military, students. and theme park employees with an ID, and are available now. Tickets can also be purchased in-person at the box office day-of-show, or online at https://www.tix.com/ticket-sales/theprt/6849 .
PRT is also seeking new 10-minute plays for its annual Launch production in January 2023. All selected playwrights will get a $25 stipend for their work, and submissions are being accepted through May 31.
“We strongly encourage BIPOC, female and LGBTQIA+ writers to submit plays,” PRT noted. “While we primarily seek unproduced, unpublished new plays, we will accept submissions that have not been performed in Orlando.”
Staged readings are fine.
Email all submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org, and send:
- 2 PDF or Word copies of your script, one with your full name and contact information, and a “blind” copy which will go to the readers judging the plays.
- Up to 2 plays per writer.
- Plays that should be roughly 10 pages long.
“Please keep all sets minimal – we perform in a small black box,” PRT noted. “Please also limit the number of characters – no more than 4 is ideal.”
There is a $1 submission fee for all submissions which can be paid through the Zelle app. To learn more, email PRT at email@example.com.
Michael Freeman is an Orlando journalist, playwright, and author of the book When I Woke Up, You Were All Dead. Contact him at Freelineorlando@gmail.com.