Double (XX) Fest 2.0 Readings Series: April 16-18

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Directed by Lorraine Montez

Slick Dame by Kay Poiro

Valentine’s Day 1945 takes an unexpected turn for private investigator Jagger Fleming

Kay Poiro is an internationally produced playwright and screenwriter. She is a 2011 Page Screenwriting Award finalist and currently has a feature script under option. In 2010, her play “Bless Their Hearts” won the Audience Ovation Award at the Fire Rose Productions’ Ten Minute Play Festival in Los Angeles. Kay is a member of the Dramatists Guild of America and lives in Hawaii. 

Self-Guided Tour by Faith de Savigné

A woman is given a quick chance at constructing her life in art if that were possible.

Faith de Savigné is an American living in Australia where she has had her plays performed at the Short & Sweet Festival, Imagine Festival, Crash Test Drama and Playtime@ World Bar 2011.

Ice Brothers by Libby Heily

Sibling rivalry at its height as two brothers find themselves in perilous situations

In her short time on this planet, Libby Heily has been a stage manager, a director, video editor, commercial producer, and has worked a string of day jobs to support her creative habits.  Her favorite job, however, has been as a writer.  Libby has written several plays and screenplays and is currently hard at work on her first novel, Tough Girl.  Her plays have been featured in readings in New York, Washington DC, Seattle and in virtual reality. 

Short-Term Affairs by Donna Spector

Client of a no-strings dating service & his agent hate each other so much they fall in love

Donna Spector’s play Golden Ladder (Women Playwrights: Best Plays of 2002 , Smith & Kraus) was produced Off Broadway, as was her first play, Another Paradise. She has written 17 full-length plays that have appeared in New York, regionally and in Canada, Ireland and Greece. Short-Term Affairs (35 IN 10: Thirty-Five Ten-Minute Plays, Dramatic Publishing) won Palm Springs National Short Play Fest and was  produced at Playwrights Circle in Palm Springs, CA.

About the Director:

Lorraine Montez possesses extensive professional credits in film and theater. She is Queen Diva of Abundant Productions, where she works her expertise as executive producer, producer, director, writer, and marketing goddess. She has also worked as an executive producer, producer writer, AD and other crew positions for numerous indie productions in Seattle and surrounding areas, including co-executive producer and co-writer of the short, Cloak & Dagger for Star Trek:Phoenix.  

 She also has more than 15 years working as a professional acting coach. Montez holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Arts, Three-Camera Technique Certificate from Los Angeles Valley College, and a PR Certificate from University of Washington.

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