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Laying low, like everyone else. BUT, look forward to April 2021 and a rescheduled production of AT THE LINE!

Unfortunately ...

We have had to cancel the planned production of At The Line, scheduled for early April in the Roberts Studio of the Boston Center for the Arts.  Our director withdrew in October 2019, by which time all our preferred replacements were fully booked for the rest of the theatre season.

Fear not!  We are hoping to announce a new production for 2020-2021.  Stay tuned!

The Butch Project, Part I gets Honorable Mention, Jane Chambers Feminist Playwriting Award, 2019!!!

Out of nearly 350 submissions, chosen as one of 4 Honorable Mentions!  A great honor.  Here is what they wrote me:

In addition to providing great roles for women The Butch Project  excited judges with the scope of this multivariate multi-part play project exploring lesbian masculinity. Judges especially appreciated the well-drawn characters, particularly Butch whom they found compelling and engaging. The use of musical interludes and the fluidity of storytelling with flashbacks served the moment of the play beautifully and the authentic, sometimes humorous and always humane exploration of butchness and female relationships struck the readers as a fresh and welcome feminist perspective that has not been adequately explored in contemporary playwriting.

A shortened version had a 90-minute dramatic reading hosted by TC Squared Theatre Company in Boston, March 2019; a 10-minute excerpt was also included in the TC Squared Play Festival, Boston, May 2019.

AT THE LINE workshop production in Boston!

On May 19th and 20th, 2018, over 60 people came to help further develop this play about homophobia in college women's basketball.  "Incited" by a series of events in March 2007, the play's themes and concerns ring with additional vibrancy now that the #MeToo movement, Black Lives Matter, and power imbalances in the workplace fill our news sources. Weird timing, hunh?

Since I started writing scenes ten years ago, it was so wonderful to see the play on its feet, and get impassioned and detailed feedback from the audiences.  Many thanks to Jyl Lynn Felman for her excellent facilitation of the talkbacks!

Go to Rad Fem Arts on Facebook to see the first page of the program with the cast and crew, and a picture of everyone involved.  More info (and the first 10 pages) are on ATL's "PLAYS" page.

The Butch Project debuts!

I had a reading of excerpts from a work in progress on December 10, 2017. Called "The Butch Project," myself and Andrea Lyman read the two roles, with Sonya Joyner reading stage directions to an audience of about 20. Jyl Lynn Felman facilitated the energetic and thoughtful talkback session. "The Butch Project" has been underway since 2015, and this was its second public outing, the first being at the Vermont Studio Center in May of 2017. Stay tuned for more news and views of the work, including an online zine!

MAD COW running rampant in Boston!

A year to the day after Tops appeared at Club Cafe', Mad Cow will have a workshop production at the Boston Playwrights' Theatre, directed by Maria Della Croce (www.mariadellacroce.net), on Wednesday, April 27th, 2016. Produced by Rad Fem Arts (find us on Facebook), the themes, characters, and mayhem in Mad Cow are right in step with the 2016 presidential primary season!  Tickets are free, but since seating is limited, RSVPs are a necessity!  Check it out at

https://www.facebook.com/events/1013012842080889/

On The Boards and On Film!

March 2015 brought some great news:

  • "She Speaks," two days of readings in Kitchener, Ontario, presented Isosceles in the City Council Chambers, in observance of International Women's Day.
  • Counterfeit Cow Productions, Amherst MA, will produce a short film of the breakup scene in At The Line and submit it to film festivals for a year.
  • I was invited to participate in the 2015 A Room of Her Own Retreat for women writers and artists at Ghost Ranch in New Mexico.
  • And, I will be producing a staged-reading of Tops in Boston (Club Cafe', Columbus Avenue) on April 27th, directed by Rebecca Miller.

WHOO-HOO!!!!

Women Playwrights International Conference # 10 - Cape Town, South Africa

June 29 - July 3, 2015

It will be wintertime in Cape Town, so accommodations are cheaper than usual (not the flying to get there, either price or time -- but an opportunity to be immersed in women's playwriting from all over the world, with a focus on African women's work.  The Guerrilla Girls will be there, and lots of others putting forth challenging, unusual, expansive work.  Go to the website for full details, including reduced fees and recommendations, etc.     http://www.wpiconference.com

What a summer!

Mad Cow was one of seven finalists for the Women's Work Weekend of Pride Films and Plays, held in Chicago, IL, July 26-29, 2012.  David Zak directed the staged-reading, followed by a lively talk-back.  Thanks to all the actors who gave so generously of their time and talents.  Mad Cow was one of only two full-length plays selected for the festival.  Go to Plays/Mad Cow to read a synopsis.

I was accepted to Southampton (L.I.) Arts, for a 5-day intensive workshop with Stephen Adly Guirgis (Tony (c) nomination for The Motherf***ker with the Hat) in mid-July.  Wonderful teaching, talented playwrights, great artists from a variety of disciplines (fiction, memoir, directing, multimedia, film).

The 9th Women Playwrights International Conference was held in Stockholm, Sweden August 15-20.  300 women playwrights (and a few men) reading, performing and discussing plays from all over the world (South Africa, Philippines, Estonia, Nigeria, Cuba, Jordan, Kurdistan, Italy, Canada, Australia, Norway AND MORE!).  (See the link at "Favorite Places").  Terrific plays and performances, workshops, and three nights of open mic.  Next conference in Cape Town, July 2015.  Start saving your pennies!

Guerrilla Girls on Tour did a workshop and a performance at the Conference, and invited all the playwrights to submit for "We Are Theatre," an evening at Cherry Lane Theatre about women in theatre.  September 24th (Monday) at 7:30 pm EDT, on www.livestream.com.  I had a piece accepted, and so did Jyl Lynn Felman.  TUNE IN!

Semi-Finalist!

posted Mar 23, 2012, 7:50 AM by Lynne S. Brandon   [ updated Mar 23, 2012, 8:10 AM ]

My play Tops made it to the first round of the Eugene O'Neill National Playwrights Conference.  The next round is announced in mid-April.  All good wishes, fairy dust, and incantations to higher powers gratefully appreciated!

Go to Plays/Tops to read a synopsis.

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