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The Wheel Woman

Starts July 31 at 7 p.m. EST

BVT’s New Works Initiative continues with a July series of online readings of new plays. Next:

The Wheel Woman by Vincent Delaney.   It’s 1894. Young Annie Londonderry takes on a wager to become the first woman to bicycle solo around the globe–and sets off a firestorm in the women’s movement. THE WHEEL WOMAN is a heartfelt comedy that tells the true story of this complex early feminist icon– part hero, part fraud–who pushed every possible Victorian boundary to achieve her goal. Claire Leyden leads a cast of remarkable women (Laura King Otazo, Pam Feicht, Maria Clements, Maura Lefevre). Kate Reynolds directs. This event will go live at 7 p.m. EST on July 31 and the link will remain live for 2 weeks.

Playwright Vincent Delaney’s plays have been produced, commissioned and developed at the Guthrie, Humana Festival, Florida Studio Theatre, LAByrinth, New Harmony Project, Alabama Shakes,  the Magic, Woolly Mammoth, Shakespeare and Company, Pittsburgh Public, InterAct, the Lark, PlayLabs, and Orlando Shakespeare Festival, among others.  LAS CRUCES won the New Play Award from Premiere Stages.  THE SEQUENCE has been produced around the country and as far away as Japan, Canada, and the U.K. 99 LAYOFFS was produced in Seattle and Amsterdam; the script was a nominee for the ATCA Steinberg Award.  Other awards include McKnight and Bush Fellowships, Core Membership at the Playwrights Center, the Heideman, the Reva Shiner Comedy Award, and a Jerome Commission. 

This online event is free to BVT’s 2020 summer subscribers and ticket holders (a link and password will be emailed). Others may purchase tickets for $10 through our etix website soon.