This year's annual festival of dramatic readings of new plays inspired by ancient mythologies debuts 27 new plays by 28 writers, 10 of whom will be contributing written work to the festival for the first time. The plays range from shorts to one-acts and full-lengths, and each one explores a different legend or god from the mythology of Ancient Rome. This year's festival features, for the first time ever, a serial, which will be created by a team of writers and other artists, played out over eight separate nights!
This ninth iteration of the popular festival offers 27 new plays of various lengths, by 28 writers (local and non-local), spread out over the run. Each one is based on an ancient Roman myth or god. A random sample: “Octavian Augustus” by Nic Sommerfeld, in which the Society of Historically Accurate Porn presents a private meeting between Marc Antony and Octavian Augustus. There’s also a team-created serial that unfurls over eight nights.