Meet the Playwrights for 'Together/Apart': Kate Schwartz
"Together Apart: A Socially Distanced Collaboration" features pieces from a multitude of sources and playwrights. Many of the pieces in "Together Apart", are from playwrights that wrote pieces about the pandemic, or other current economical and social events affecting them, others, and the world we live in. We want to take the chance to introduce you to our guest playwrights. Meet Kate Schwartz, the author for the piece "PeacfulME" to be seen in "Together Apart".
I wrote PeacefulME in early April of 2020. Schools were closing. Theatres were closing. And, our state
was under lockdown. Like many people, I felt panicked and anxious about every aspect of the Coronavirus. I decided to write a play about a satire on meditations. Sometimes when people say, "Relax" or "Deep breaths," people are unable to calm their nervous minds. I wanted to write a play that would make people laugh, and show the importance of friendship and camaraderie.
Kate is currently working towards her MFA in Writing for Stage and Screen at the University of Nebraska Omaha. In March 2019, Kate’s play, LEAR/LOMAN, was awarded “Festival Feature” at 2 Cent Theatre’s Acting Out INK Fest (Hollywood, CA). It was chosen “Best of INK Fest” and won five more performances at the Hollywood Fringe Festival in June 2019. In October 2019, Kate had a staged concert-reading of Venus and Mars for Chicago Dramatists/Playwrights Aloud. Retreat in the Berkshires was included as part of the 2020 Fringe Festival of the Playwriting Symposium at the Mid-America Theatre Conference (Chicago) in March 2020. Her ten-minute play, Retreat in the Berkshires, has an upcoming reading at Unidentified Stages at the South Orange Performing Arts Festival in South Orange, NJ. Her one-act, Thou Roguish, Boilbrained, Coxcomb, published in The Drama Notebook Spring/Summer 2020. Her ten-minute play, PeacefulME, won “Best of Fest” at the No Pants Theatre Festival’s Zoom Readings of 34 plays in Los Angeles, California (April 2020). Her ten-minute play, Nothing Lasts, received a full virtual production at Theatre Three in Port Jefferson, NY in Summer 2020.
Get your tickets now for "Together Apart: A Socially Distanced Collaboration" at https://theatretickets.auburn.edu to be able to watch the performance when it becomes available on November 16th.
You can also engage with the cast and crew and ask questions about the performance. At our Talkback Thursdays. This event will take place on a zoom webinar, register early for reminders.
Last Updated: October 27, 2020