by Paul Lewis
A Play Reading
Sunday, April 30th, NOON
A Component of the:
Migrations may be triggered by many forces and events — the tilt of the Earth’s axis, historical upheavals, the exigencies of the heart. THE NAMES tells the story of Martina Visconti, a Jewish opera star who remains in Milan during the Second World War in hopes of protecting her impetuous younger sister, Giulia, who has joined the Resistance. Her fierce devotion sets in motion an unswerving, determined migration across the dangerous territory of wartime, toward the safety which lies just on the other side of night.
Paul Lewis (Playwright) is a two-time winner of FUSION's short works festival, THE SEVEN (GUESS WHAT? and TIMMY PERLMUTTER GOES FLYING. He is a Seattle-based composer and playwright whose staged work includes musicals, full-length and one-act plays, a children’s opera, and a choral and orchestral requiem. Recent projects include The Crossing, A Musical (Theater Schmeater and Jewel Box Theatre), winner of a Seattle Times 2016 Footlights Award for Promising New Work, and nominated by Seattle Theater Writers for outstanding musical composition in 2016; a musical adaptation of the children’s literature classic Caps for Sale (Boston Children’s Theatre); the full-length play Oblivion (Driftwood Players, after staged readings at Atlantic Stage, Raven Players, and HRC Showcase Theatre); and The Hours of Life, A Musical (Theatre22). His play The Names had developmental readings at Equity Library Theatre Chicago, and in Seattle, prior to traveling to Albuquerque. Paul is currently working with Buffalo playwright Donna Hoke on a musical adaptation of her regional hit play The Couple Next Door, and on a musical based on another legendary children’s book, The Runaway Bunny. He is a member of BMI and The Dramatists Guild of America.
THE FINE PRINT
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