by Aria Creative Productions

Jul. 21, 2022

This is the fifth installment of the New Play Development Series. The purpose of the program is to give playwrights an opportunity to further develop new works. 

Each official selection of the series will receive two rehearsals before the staged reading and an audience feedback session. 

 Heart-Land is the psychological story of Jackie, a young professional who falls in love with Celeste, a woman running from her past and an abusive relationship. When Jackie receives a call from her former fiance, the exchange puts the couple’s relationship in the balance.  

The cast includes Amy Abrigo, Val Martinez and Karen Ross Garrett.  Jade Esteban Estrada will direct.

Leslie Powell is a Tucson-based playwright and a co-producer of the North Shore Readers Collaborative Theater.

This is Aria Creative Productions’ second staged reading with its new artistic director, Jade Esteban Estrada, who joined the company on May 9.

 “For a playwright, a staged reading is an important preparatory step in the creative process,” said Estrada. “Last month’s reading of Backstage Fairytale by Michael John McGoldrick was an artistically rewarding experience. I am equally thrilled about this month’s selection. The purpose of this program is to bring more fully developed plays to our stages,” said Estrada. “When a great, meaningful play has an opening night, it is likely that the play had a table reading, a staged reading, and one or more workshop development performances. In my own experience as a playwright, I get a better picture of what my play is about after I present it in front of a live audience.”

The New Play Development Series is an on-going initiative.

by Leslie Powell
Aria Creative Productions

July 21, 2022
Alamo City Studos
1113 E Houston St.
San Antonio, TX, 78205

RESCHEDULED to July 21, 2022 (Thursday) at 7 p.m.

Presented at Alamo City Studios, 1113 Houston Street, San Antonio, Texas 78205

Tickets are $10.00 general admission

Tickets are available at the door or online at Brown Paper Tickets at https://bpt.me/5486639. No refunds. Exchange only for another show date.

Limited seating. Masks are strongly encouraged. 


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