As part of the 2014 New Works Festival, Kitchen Dog Theater will present a Staged Reading Series featuring six new works:
The Thrush and the Woodpecker by Steve Yockey - Saturday, May 31 at 1 pm
Brenda Hendricks has her hands full dealing with her son Noah after he is expelled from a prestigious college and returns to their isolated Northern California home. When a mysterious woman arrives on their doorstep dragging along buried secrets and stories about birds, Brenda and Noah find their world turned upside down in ways both intimate and epic.
A Perfect Robot by Sarah Saltwick - Saturday, May 31 at 4 pm (playwright will be in attendance)
Believe Alan Turing - that girl is really a robot. It's just that Mollybot's face is uncannily human. She hasn't been so perfect since her creator went missing and there's only one chance left to convince the investors of her worth. One far away woman holds the key to unlocking it all.
The Fault by Katie Bender - Saturday, June 7 at 1 pm (playwright will be in attendance)
Pressed between the redwoods and the Pacific Ocean, the Davis family has stopped running in an attempt to finally settle down, but when the external pressures of living on the road are gone, the internal pressures of inherited addictions begins to shake the family apart. Winner of our 2014 KDT/University of Texas MFA Playwrights NWF Project.
Two Front Teeth by Katharine Clark Gray - Saturday, June 7 @ 4 pm
Scott's got a busted hand and Nat's got no front teeth. It was an accident-but who's gonna believe that? An intimate investigation of injury, marriage and the price of affordable car
The Johnsons by Amina Henry - Saturday, June 21 at 1 pm (playwright will be in attendance)
The Johnsons are an American family living the American dream. As their dreams become reality, and the tide washes in, will they stay together or will they drift apart?
The Firestorm by Meridith Friedman - Saturday, June 21 at 4 pm
When a racially charged prank from a gubernatorial candidate's past emerges in the media, his African-American wife is thrust to the forefront of his campaign. Charged with defending her white husband against accusations of racism and saving the campaign from collapse, she begins to have serious questions about the very foundation of her marriage.