Undiscovered Works

Undiscovered Works, a Custom Made Development Series

Coming Soon!

The Mourner by Bridgette Dutta Portman (winner of the 2017 series)

At the EXIT Theatre – 156 Eddy St
A co-production with Custom Made

$10 tickets https://the-mourner.brownpapertickets.com/

“The Mourner” is the second play to be workshopped by Custom Made Theatre Company as part of their New Play Development Program, Undiscovered Works, a project in collaboration with the EXIT Theatre, with the mutual goal of creating more direct avenues from page to stage. As part of our new play development program, performances will include a chance to give feedback to the writer, who will then use this feedback to continue evolving the play on its journey to a full production. Each performance will also give the audience a chance to provide written feedback. Please stick around and help a new work continue to grow!

Reema comes to Glade Family Funeral Home and Cemetery with an unusual request: she wants to bury the body of her cousin, the perpetrator of a gruesome terrorist attack that left dozens injured and several dead. Eleanor, the funeral home owner, refuses, and the two women are forced into a struggle over the fate of the body in this contemporary play loosely based on the myth of Antigone.

Written by Bridgette Dutta Portman, Directed by Paul Stout, with dramaturgy by Jayne Wenger.

2018 Undiscover Works Readings

All start times are 7 PM, all locations are The Custom Made Theatre, in San Francisco, unless stated otherwise.

2/11: CALAMUS by Patric Verrone, directed by Alejandro Torres
3/18: PREAPOCALYPTICA by Erin Marie Panttaja, directed by Rem Myers
4/8: VOZARA by Naseem Badie, directed by Mostafa Elmorssy (At the Shelton Theatre, 533 Sutter St.
5/6: THE EXECUTION OF CROESUS, by Bridgette Dutta Portman, directed by Katja Rivera
6/24: INTIMATES by Nicole Jost, directed by Deborah Murphy
7/8: CALAMUS by Patric Verrone, directed by Alejandro Torres
8/19: VOZARA by Naseem Badie, directed by Mostafa Elmorssy
9/30: PREAPOCALYPTICA by Erin Marie Panttaja, directed by Rem Myers
10/21: THE EXECUTION OF CROESUS, by Bridgette Dutta Portman, directed by Katja Rivera
11/18: INTIMATES, by Nicole Jost, directed by Deborah Murphy

History of the Undiscovered Works Program

2017

Development Program:
The Mourner by Bridgette Dutta Portman, directed by Paul Stout
The Sorrows by Carson Beker, directed by Juliana Lustenader
Erinyes/Eumenides by Rebecca Longworth, directed by Allie Moss

Workshop:
You’ll Not Feel The Drowning by Marissa Skudlarek, directed by Gabriel A. Ross

2016

Development Program:
An Ear For Voices by Alina Trowbridge, directed by Nikki Meñez
The Princess and the Porn Star by Kirk Shimano, directed by Dave Sikula
Oceanus by Daniel Hirsch and Siyu Song, directed by Rebecca Longworth
You’ll Not Feel The Drowning by Marissa Skudlarek, directed by Gabriel A. Ross

One-Offs:
Punk As Fuck by Barbara Jwanouskos, directed by Logan Ellis
Truest by Megan Cohen, directed by Ellery Schaar

On-Offs
Las Pajaritas by Jordan Ramirez Puckett, directed by Ted Zoldan
The Whitelisted by Jason Mendez, directed by Ted Zoldan
Siesta Key by Jonathan Spector, directed by Brian Katz

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