(A Staged Reading)

Tire Swing

Kevin has gone missing. Three children are left to grow up in the spaces he left behind as a strange shadow begins to consume their town. Tire Swing blends horror and fantasy into a coming of age story about the intimate relationship between loss and self discovery, and a monster hiding at the edges of the streetlight.


Playwright: Curtis te Brinke

Dramaturge: Andrea Romaldi

Special Thanks: Cole Vincent


90 minutes


Saturday May 28, 2:45pm


The emphasis of this program is on the process of developing a full draft of a script for the stage. Playwrights work on their own time, and with a Professional Artist Mentor. Playwrights meet with each other throughout the season to share their processes and learn from each other. Professional actors read the play in a table read two months before the Festival. This gives the playwright a chance to learn about their work and about how to conduct a professional writing development process.  A formal staged reading of a full draft of each script is presented as part of the Festival for a public audience.