BU Players present a Staged Reading of a New Play by Monica Flory
- Greenly Center
The Plays in Bloom Residency culminates in a Staged Reading of a New Play by Guest Professional Playwright Monica Flory on Sunday, May 19, 2024, at 3:00pm in the Greenly Center
In the annual Plays in Bloom Residency, Bloomsburg University students and recent alums collaborate with guest professional playwrights in a week-long development of a full-length play and participate in a festival of short new plays written by student and alum playwrights. The staged readings of each of these plays are a chance for general audiences to respond to the plays-in-progress. Each reading will include a guided post-play discussion about the plays. Participation in the Plays in Bloom Residency is open to all Bloomsburg University students.
This year's residency will run Monday, May 13 through Sunday, May 19, 2024, with a public reading on the afternoon of Sunday, May 19, 2024.
Guest Professional Playwright for Plays in Bloom Residency 2024
Monica Flory is a playwright, director, and educator. She is passionate about coming-of-age stories, mother-daughter tales, and femme-forward versions of classic works. She was thrilled to workshop Taking Space at Bloomsburg in 2022. Her adaptation of The Jungle Book, first directed by David A. Miller and published by Playscripts, has had over 300 productions worldwide. The New York Times called it “scrupulously faithful to Rudyard Kipling and completely original in its approach.”
Monica’s recent directing includes Lost Girl by Kimberly Belflower, Boundless by Mary Fishburne, Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl, and Anon(ymous) by Naomi Iizuka, all for Ghostlight in Maine. She is an education consultant for Studio Theatre in Washington, D.C., and PennLive Arts at U Penn in Philadelphia. She is a member of The Playwrights Cohort at PlayPenn and of The Dramatists Guild. She lives in Philadelphia with her family. monicaflory.com
Plays in Bloom: A New Play Development Program at CU-Bloomsburg
To learn more about Plays in Bloom, visit https://www.bloomu.edu/plays-in-bloom.