Alley Stage Reading Series: "Western Swing" by Marnie Bullock Dresser

August 20, 2022

Schedule: 4-6 pm

Instructor: Marnie Bullock Dresser

Registration Deadline: Aug 19

Description

Enjoy Saturday afternoons at Shake Rag Alley for our second staged-reading series, presenting original plays in progress on our intimate outdoor theater, Alley Stage. Besides being fun to watch, a staged reading is an important way a playwrights can get valuable feedback from an audience (you!) and determine what their next steps are with the script.

About the play Western Swing by Marnie Bullock Dresser:

A young woman travels to Montana, hoping to be named the literary executor for a young poet who has died tragically. When she arrives, she discovers the poet’s mother wants her for much more than just arranging the last poems her son wrote. This is only the first of many twists in a play that navigates ethics the same way it navigates tubing on the river – the rocks are sharp and there is blood involved.

  • $5

Afternoon tea available at 3 pm (on-site, additional cost: $5)

Instructor

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Marnie Bullock Dresser

Marnie Bullock Dresser is a poet and playwright who also publishes fiction and creative nonfiction. She’s broadcast her pieces on Wisconsin Life and blogs at https://marniere.me. She’s taught at the University of Wisconsin’s tiniest campus, Richland, for the longest time and believes that yes, there are trout in Brush Creek, but she’s never landed one.…Read More

Marnie Bullock Dresser is a poet and playwright who also publishes fiction and creative nonfiction. She’s broadcast her pieces on Wisconsin Life and blogs at https://marniere.me. She’s taught at the University of Wisconsin’s tiniest campus, Richland, for the longest time and believes that yes, there are trout in Brush Creek, but she’s never landed one. She lives with her husband and son and four cats in Spring Green in a house that, really, isn’t big enough for that many living creatures.