THE ROAD TO WARSAW, PERHAPS
A free public reading
The date is August 26th, 1812, in the Russian village of Borodino. Napoleon’s army is on the brink of a seemingly successful battle that will ultimately cost him the war. Unbeknownst to Napoleon, there are forces greater than himself that influence the outcome of history in ways that he cannot possibly imagine: one being Claude Pagaille, his clumsy, but loveable, aide-de-camp. It’s a cross between Leo Tolstoy and Philip K. Dick, in this whimsical historical farce about accepting the things we cannot change, changing the things we can, and finding the wisdom to always know the difference.
New Writers Series, A Showcase
Written by Ryan Borochovitz
Mentored by Daniel Karasik
Special Thank Yous:
3.5 hours (with appropriate intermissions)
(Excerpts are presented from 6 new plays in Paprika’s New Writers Series)
Saturday May 9, 12:00pm
NEW WRITERS SERIES
The New Writers Series is designed for artists new to the process of playwriting. Participants are assigned a mentor to work one-on-one with them over the course of the year. Writers have a large amount of input in how they want to develop their work, what kind of professional artist mentor they would like to connect with, and what their final goal will be (a full draft, a one-act play, a completed first act, etc). Each ‘New Writer’ presents an excerpt of their work in the Festival, performed for an audience by professional actors.