With Fallbeil, Liz Maestri Seeks Communion With a Long-Dead Prisoner of Conscience
A Biased Guide to Capital Fringe 2013
A Costume Designer’s Perspective
by Jennifer Salter
When I first read Fallbeil, I immediately connected with the character of Else as I too had experienced the loss of a loved one in my early twenties. That loss made me feel as if the color had drained from my world. My experience felt so similar to what it seemed Else was going through. That feeling inspired the color palate of my costumes, and became my primary inspiration.
Jewish Themes at Fringe Festival
“From the emerging theater company Field Trip Theatre comes playwright Liz Maestri’s Fallbeil, a drama that spans a half a century and tells the story of two young women faced with mortality — one confronting Nazi Germany, the other faced with the ongoing Middle East conflict,” says arts editor Lisa Traiger.
Fallbeil has been featured in this week’s Washington Jewish Week. Check out the full article on their website.
2013 Capital Fringe Preview: Interview with “Fallbeil” Playwright Liz Maestri
Meet the Cast of Fallbeil by Liz Maestri
Josh Adams (Karl) last worked with Field Trip Theatre on the staged reading of Fallbeil. East Coast credits include: The Tempest (We Happy Few), The Big Meal (Studio Theatre), Milestones(CAST), Balm in Gilead (Balm in Gilead, Brooklyn). West Coast credits include: The Lieutenant of Inishmore (Ion Theatre), True West (Lotus Theatre), Pagan Play (Moving Parts), The Tutor (Vox Nova). Josh received a BA in Theatre and a minor in Political Science from University of California: San Diego. Some UCSD credits include: Woyzeck, The Mistakes Madeline Made, Betty’s Summer Vacation, Waiting for Lefty, The Distance from Here. Film Credits Include: Alone in Numbers, Mr. Sunshine, For Rent, I Dreamt Bliss.
Call for plays
Field Trip Theatre is seeking plays and musicals for their 2013-14 season.
Field Trip Theatre is committed to supporting emerging artists through development and production of new plays that engage diverse audiences and reflect the perspectives and identities of The District. We value innovative storytelling and uncensored artistry that serves the diverse community of Washington, DC.
Field Trip will choose four plays and one musical from playwrights who live in DC and the surrounding areas to be workshopped throughout the season (August 2013 - July 2014). Each playwright will be paired with a dramaturg and director and work with professional actors from the DC area. Workshops will culminate in a public reading. One of the plays or musicals chosen will serve as Field Trip Theatre’s 2014 Capital Fringe production. A second play or musical will be produced as a fully staged reading.
Plays should be no longer than 90 minutes and submissions are limited to two per playwright. Submissions should be “works-in-progress” and not previously produced beyond a reading/workshop format.
Email your plays in PDF form to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Play Submission” in the subject line. Those submitting musicals should also include MP3 demo tracks. Submissions are due June 16 at 11:59PM.
The Will by Adi Stein Staged Reading
May 12 @ 7PM
Wonderland Ballroom Bar
1101 Kenyon Street