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PAC New Venture Reading Series 

Over 160 submissions.
50 submissions in the 2nd round.
5 final selections.

Our Festival is almost here. 

Inspired by the classics, five playwrights explore one unifying theme: Transformation.

Five 10-minute plays will stream online on February 14-15, 2021.

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2018

Shakespeare's Revisionist Histories

 

 

In an age where political factions create rifts, immigration and human rights are in question, and fake news mixes with the real, what do we have to learn from Shakespeare’s Histories and the political factions of centuries ago? Shakespeare’s Revisionist Histories is a devised new work inspired by the ten history plays and hundreds of years of political corruption. Step into a sanctuary space where, for the moment, we are free to sing, play, dance, speak, and read the bard’s beautiful and powerful verse.

Arden Theatre Apprenticeship
 

Currently, Mariah is doing a 10-month apprenticeship with the Arden Theatre Company located in the heart of Old City Philadelphia. Each day, she works in the different administrative offices, production teams, and various other projects throughout the theatre with the 6 other apprentices. Check out the Arden website here and learn more about Mariah and her experiences as an APA here

A Midsummer Night's Dream

 

 

The Shakespeare All-Stars is a touring theatrical ensemble dedicated to making Shakespeare accessible and entertaining to students (and grown-ups!) of all ages, backgrounds, and prior knowledge of Shakespeare. This year, we are excited to offer a full, 75-minute touring production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream to schools in the Chicagoland area! Give your students a theatrical and educational experience they won’t forget – and get them hooked on Shakespeare in the process!

 

2017

America's Best Emerging Poets

 

Catch one of Mariah's poems "The Ugliest Poem I Can Give You," in the new anthology from Z Publishing. Here's a quick blurb from the company. 

 

"There is a troubling catch-22 that exists in the world of publishing: in order to be published—at least by any of the major houses—you must already have been published. Inevitably, this cycle leaves the aspiring writer with the pressing question of where to begin. This is why, in the winter of 2017, we started our "Emerging Poets" series—to showcase the work of talented poets who may otherwise not have had the opportunity.

Nearly 16 months later, those efforts have culminated in our most ambitious project to date. In America's Best Emerging Poets, 144 of our favorite up-and-coming poets (representing all 50 states) have the chance to share their words. Covering a wide array of topics ranging from love and heartbreak, family and friendship, the inherent beauty of nature, and so much more, these young talents will amaze you. Containing one poem per poet, this anthology is a compelling introduction to the great wordsmiths of tomorrow."