Invasion of Privacy
September 8 – 25
Invasion of Privacy is based on the lawsuit brought against Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings (The Yearling) by her neighbor, Zelma Cason. Cason contended that Rawlings’ description of ‘her’ character in Rawlings’ book Cross Creek made her out to be a ‘hussy’ and sued the author for invasion of privacy (the courts of the time found libel to be too ambiguous). It was a cause of action that had never been argued in a Florida court. “That was a time when a woman lawyer was a novelty in the South, and man’s moonshine was nobody’s business, and an invasion-of-privacy lawsuit was something of a brand-new issue, which eventually became a popular reason for going to court.” Jack Lyons, Theatre & Film Critic
Larry Parr (Playwright) Hundreds of regional productions. Hi-Hat Hattie Kansas City’s Drama Desk Best Musical, Florida Individual Artist Recipient, American Cinema Foundation; My Castle’s Rockin’ Sart ScriptFest, National Black Theatre Festival;Invasion Of Privacy 1999 Gold Coast Players best-play award, Playwrights First Award in Manhattan, Ashland New Play Festival, Theatre Conspiracy’s New Play Competition, Florida Individual Artist Recipient, Dezart Performs Audience Favorite; Sundew Sart Scriptfest; His Eye Is On The Sparrow Florida Individual Artist Recipient, Sarasota County Arts Council’s Fellowship, Dayton Best Overall Production; Shunned Sart’s ScriptFest, Utah Shakespeare Festival, New American Playwrights Project. 2000, 2010 Barbara Anton Playwriting Award. STAGES ’93, the 1994 Porter Fleming Playwriting Competition, The Arion Award For Music Excellence, Civic Recognition Award, Broome Agency’s Best-Novel Award. www.larryparr.info
Peter J. Loewy is a multi-talented creative Director/Producer/Writer with a strong background in live theatre and comedy. He is the Founder and Producing Artistic Director of the Forum Theatre in Metuchen, New Jersey.
Loewy has extensive nationwide freelance project experience from concept to development. His talents include straight plays as well as musicals, children’s theatre, concert events, and mainstage productions. He has produced and directed over 125 shows in New Jersey, Florida, Chicago, L.A., NYC, and Philadelphia.
Ellen Wacher (Executive Producer) has been a proud and active member of SAG-AFTRA for many years and currently serves as Vice President of the SAG-AFTRA Miami local. Her activity on the SAG-AFTRA National Women’s Committee and her recent project – a live screening of a report on Women over 50 in SAG-AFTRA clearly brought into focus for her the need to better recognize actors (and audiences) over 50 – from theater to television and film. Ellen has a Masters Degree in Education from the University of Michigan and prior to becoming a full time actor (Rumors, The Sisters Rosensweig, Joseph Andrews, The False Witness) she had successful careers in other fields. She is a former teacher, having worked at all levels, teaching a variety of subjects to a diverse student population. Most recently she was a College Instructor of Criminology and Criminal Justice. Ellen was also was a government lobbyist working with the State Legislature specializing in transportation issues. For more information about Ellen Wacher, visit www.ellenwacher.com.
Ellen Wacher and Pigs Do Fly Productions were recently awarded the prestigious Silver Palm Award for ‘for developing works for actors over the age of 50’.
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