Since its inception in 2020, The Hippodrome Theatre’s annual New Works Festival has been a beacon for narrative voices in Florida, nurturing the development of plays in both traditional and experimental forms. This festival serves as a vibrant mosaic, reflecting the rich tapestry of artists in Florida and their compelling stories, which offer a unique perspective on the American experience.
The festival champions innovation, embracing audacious and thought-provoking content, formats, and styles. This year’s lineup features two captivating plays: The Art of Floating by Jennifer A. Kokai and Slaymaker by Bethany Dickens Assaf
Friday, October 13 at 7:30 pm
The staged reading will feature:
The Art of Floating
by Jennifer A. Kokai
Marian lives in the sleepy town of Spring Hill, Florida where she spends her days hanging out at the senior citizen center and drinking wine with her best friend Fran. After her estranged granddaughter has a crisis of faith and moves in with her, marvelous things begin to happen. A play about death, faith, and learning to float through Jello.
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