The New York-based Looking Glass Theatre's new Writer/Director's Forum is presenting new works from emerging women artists in its continuing quest to further expand the role of women in theater.
The newest piece, Letting in the Heat, explores people's relationship to society. When a Baltimore attorney quits his job and escapes to the south, he is forced to face and cope with harsh reality. Baited by his girlfriend and a retired psychotherapist he must weigh the pros and cons of modern life.
Playwright Lois Spangler will present this, her first piece at the Looking Glass on May 13. She recently wrote and produced Double Deals and Honda Troubles at New York University (where she recently graduated). Spangler is also a first year MFA candidate at Columbia University's dramatic writing program.
Heat marks director Katrina Markel's third production with The Looking Glass Theatre. Markel's other directing assignments have included Going to Grandma's and The Rose Slippers. Markel also worked with Spangler on Double Deals and Honda Trouble.
Letting in the Heat opens May 13 and runs through May 23. Tickets are $12 and can be purchased by calling (212) 307-9467. -- by Becki Heller