Six Playwrights. Five Plays. Three Tiny Houses. One Community. Pinky Swear Productions takes over Boneyard Studios this fall with Tiny House Plays.
Pinky Swear Productions is excited to announce a partnership with Boneyard Studios to produce Tiny House Plays, a series of short plays by six talented local playwrights.
Created in 2012 by Brian Levy, Lee Pera, and Jay Austin, Boneyard Studios is a showcase micro-community whose mission is to promote the benefits of creative, sustainable urban living through the use of tiny houses and to support other tiny house builders and their communities. The three houses are currently set on an otherwise un-developable alley lot in the Stronghold neighborhood of Northeast, DC — home to the historic Glenwood Cemetery. In addition to the homes, the lot contains an edible garden, a jacuzzi, and a storage shed with plans underway for the construction of a community building.
Pinky Swear has long discussed the idea of producing site-specific theatre in an alternative space. So when company member and veteran Pinky Swear director Jessica Aimone read an article about Boneyard Studios, she reached out to the tiny home owners. To our delight, they have enthusiastically embraced the opportunity to turn their tiny houses into tiny stages — and come fall 2014, audience members will join us on a journey from tiny house to tiny house, watching life unfold inside (and sometimes outside) each space.
For Tiny House Plays, Pinky Swear reached out to several local women playwrights and one brother/sister team to pen short pieces on the theme of community, inspired by Boneyard Studios and the surrounding neighborhood. We are excited and proud to now announce our playwrights for Tiny House Plays: Thembi Duncan, Ann and Shawn Fraistat, Danielle Mohlman, Donna Reinhold, and Laura Zam. Together, they will create a shared world in which the characters’ stories are revealed simultaneously in each space.
All plays will be directed by Jessica Aimone, director of 2012’s Killing Women and recently seen in Brave Spirits’ Romeo & Juliet and Hub Theater’s Big Love, also directed this summer’s Cabaret XXX: Everyone F*ing Dies for Pinky Swear. Ms. Aimone will be assisted by Pinky Swear company member Toni Rae Salmi, who directed last fall’s Bondage.
Tiny House Plays will run at 1:00, 3:00, 6:00, and 8:00 pm, Saturdays and Sundays September 27 to October 12.