We’re very happy to announce that we are once again sponsoring DivaFest. Here are a few words from IndyFringe about the importance of this festival celebrating female playwrights. Develop and present voices not often heard as well as showcase the work of established voices. Help new playwrights learn the processes of play production: write the play, pass jury for acceptance, work with production team, market and evaluate. Engage new and established audiences in the art and craft of production Bring new excitement to theatre and grow DivaFest as a center for Indiana women playwrights. Attract regional and national media coverage
March still feels like a long way off, but it isn’t too early to start thinking about next year’s Diva Fest. Haven’t heard of DivaFest? That’s okay, the festival just started a few years ago. There are still a lot of people who aren’t familiar with it… yet. DivaFest is a playwrighting festival that seeks out and celebrate female playwrights. From last year’s festival: Over the past three years DivaFest has fostered the growth of new works, new audiences, new performing companies, and new fringe festival shows. Julie Lyn Barber’s “Madwomen’s Late Nite Cabaret’ premiered in DivaFest and went on to IndyFringe and Montreal Fringes. Julie Mauro’s “Strip for Change” was a huge hit in 2012. Tiffanie Bridges was inspired by her 2011 appearance in “The Wedding Belles” to write her first show, “Is That Your Reel Hair?” which was presented in this year’s festival. Who will have the next hit show? http://indyfringe.org/diva-fest-2013 Be sure to nudge the talented ladies in your life to start getting some ideas down on paper. We’ll announce on Red Boat Facebook page when the … Continue reading
Congratulations to Lynn Lupold for receiving runner up recognition in the Song of the Year competition. The submitted song was Rumors featured in last year’s hit 465: Sex Drive and performed by Red Boat recording artist Amanda Lawson. Song of the Year is an international songwriting contest encouraging the art and discipline of songwriting. Our primary focus is to find great songwriters while helping them network with professionals in the music industry. For over 12 years, Song of the Year has continued to be a leader in offering songwriters great opportunities through the contest and by networking the top writers with music insiders. Songwriter’s submissions are judged by a panel of music professionals. The preliminary-judging staff consists of individuals who have showed leadership in music related fields as well as notable songwriters. http://www.songoftheyear.com/
One of the many happy offshoots from last summer’s wildly successful run of 465: Sex Drive is our continuing relationship with recording artist Amanda Lawson. After working in the studio on the production of the show’s soundtrack, both Lynn and Amanda recognized that we wanted to work together more. The CD will be produced and distributed in 2013, but we wanted to let you know a little bit more about the artist and what her thoughts are going into production. What styles of music are going to be on this CD? I made a promise to myself that I wouldn’t limit myself to one or two genres. My taste in music is very eclectic and I wanted that to come across on the CD. Plus I think it’s good to keep people guessing, I would never want to be predictable. You’re going to hear everything from Tori Amos to Stevie Wonder. Why did you choose Lynn and Red Boat to produce it? Lynn approached me during a production of a show called 465: Sex Drive that we were involved with … Continue reading
Curious what became of those submissions for original work we were taking at the beginning of the year? We received some fantastic submissions, but we had to select a single winner. CUTS by Stephen Ludwig (of Long Beach, California) is going to be workshopped in Indianapolis this fall. We also had submissions by two more playwrights that are too good not to give an honorable mention: Jeanne Drennan and Elliott Barker. An enormous thank you to everyone who submitted works this round. Our primary purpose at Red Boat remains to bring original works to the stage, and that means we literally(!) can’t do it without you.
2010 was a very big year for Red Boat Productions. The tryout of our first full-length musical, Enter Love, had a sold out run. The production enjoyed critical as well as commercial success, so much in fact that we were compelled to move forward in our plans to take our productions to larger markets.