Stage Door Productions is proud to welcome back Kay Poiro to the One Act Festival as this is the second time Kay has had a piece selected in the Festival! This selection is entitled “Seeds of Rebellion.”
This hilarious piece explores what happens when characters in a play become self-aware and determine the parts they are assigned to aren’t nearly to their liking. The only answer is…revolution! Watch what happens when the characters fight back against their creator!
Stage Door Stories caught up with Kay to learn what inspired these “Seeds of Rebellion” and why you might want to check with her if you are in need a of weather forecast update!
1. Can you tell us a little about yourself?
I’m a playwright, screenwriter, American Horror Story enthusiast, Weather Channel nerd, part time pinup model and collector of vintage dollhouses.
2. What is your background in theater?
When I was in high school, I was a total “drama geek.” I’m talking, every school and community theatre production I could beg my way into, I was there! These days, I’m far more comfortable writing words for others to say.
3. How did you find out about Stage Door Productions’ One Act Festival?
I heard about Stage Door Productions’ One Act Festival initially through nycplaywrights.blogspot.com about five years ago. I’ve been entering just about every year since! I’m excited to say this is my second time included in Stage Door Productions’ One Act Festival.
4. What inspired or motivated you to write this One Act?
I was inspired (and slightly offended, if I’m completely honest) when someone asked me if I was still writing “those short little plays” and when was I going to write something real? I thought, “I wonder if my characters feel the same way, being forced to live life ten minutes at a time instead of getting a chance to be in something ‘real’?”
5. How did you feel upon the selection of your Act to be performed by Stage Door Productions?
I’m very proud. Stage Door Productions has been producing quality theatre for many years and I’m honored to be once again included in their festival.
6. What do you hope the audience takes away from your story?
I could say that I hope they get a feel for the frustrations of characters trapped in the banality of a ten minute play, but seriously? I hope the audience is entertained. Anything else is just gravy.
7. What doors do you expect to be opened for you from this selection and process?
Hopefully, this selection opens the door to a productive working relationship with Stage Door Productions on future projects.
8. What’s next for you?
Lots of fun stuff! Next month, my one-act play “Slick Dame” is being produced in both Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada, as well as in Johannesburg, South Africa. On April Fool’s Day, my radio play “Valued Customer” will be included in Small Fish Radio’s April Fool’s Day program.
Come check out this comedy on the 3rd floor of the Kitt Creative Studios at 810 Caroline Street in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Performances will be at 7:30 PM on Thursday, March 26th, Friday, March 27th, and Saturday, March 28th.
Click on any of the dates above to get your tickets now!
Be sure to give Kay your feedback on the show or just say hello and connect with her on Twitter @delafantastika.