Part of the Locally Grown: Community Supported Art Festival
Festival Reading: House Beautiful
by Liz Maestri
Monday, May 6 at 7:30 pm
In the Hyman S. and Freda Bernstein Library, Washington DCJCC
In a decaying town, one lone house still stands. Inside, three generations of a family weather the end of an era.
Maestri's current one-act in development, House Beautiful,
demonstrates her clear sense of what interests her as a playwright.
“My work is often influenced by a fascination with things supernatural
and found in nature.” She was impressed by last year’s Locally Grown
festival, remarking “Locally Grown is an important, exciting, and highly
visible program…DC is my home, and I’m deeply connected to the city in
most ways, so I look forward to becoming a more active player in my
Liz Maestri represents
the next generation of playwrights that Theater J looks forward to
cultivating. Maestri studied playwriting with the “24 With 5” Collective
at New Dramatists in NY, and received her B.A. in Theater from the
University of Maryland (College Park Scholars in the Arts; Theatre
Patrons Award winner).
Liz’s plays include Owl Moon, (world premiere Taffety Punk Theatre Company); Somersaulting (workshop presentation at The Kennedy Center Page-to-Stage and The Artists’ Bloc Downtown Series); Tinderbox (ReActs series/Forum Theatre); Fallbeil (Great
Plains Theatre Conference, DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities
Young Artist Program grant); and multi-disciplinary collaborations The Pressure Cooker for the 2012 Source Festival (Creative Communities Fund) and Genesis with E.M.P. Collective.