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{Play Reading} Big Mama’s Kitchen by Joseph Frost (2020)

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Every Thursday New Stage will release a Virtual Play Reading or a New Stage Dialogue. The plays will be original new works presented as part of the Eudora Welty New Plays Series or Mississippi themed plays for the Mississippi Play Series. The New Stage Dialogue will include conversations with New Stage artists and community partners on a variety of topics in relation to New Stage productions. The virtual series continues New Stage’s mission to develop original, and Mississippi themed work, and enables the theatre to keep employing artists. These online experiences are a project of the new Thursday Night Plays, Conversations & Cocktails with New Stage Theatre Series that debuts in September! We’ll also share a signature cocktail recipe that connects to the evening’s play or topic. These will all be ONLINE events. To register for these FREE (donations welcome!) events, simply click to our Box Office. Registration is Required. Receive a direct link to that night’s online experience by noon on the day of the performance. Let’s gather together!

{Play Reading} Big Mama’s Kitchen by Joseph Frost
October 8, 2020 @ 7 p.m.

New Stage Theatre continues Thursday Nights Virtual Plays, Conversations, & Cocktails with a play reading by one of New Stage’s favorite actors, Joseph Frost. Big Mama’s Kitchen is magic, no question — but when Albert and Bethany move in to keep the spirit of Big Mama alive, they have no idea what they’ve gotten themselves into. This delightful Mississippi farce introduces us to the wonder of Big Mama’s cooking, hungry locals who aren’t ready to let go, and the grandson who must find a way to keep the magic alive without letting it all fall apart in the process.

Audience members will have the opportunity to ask questions and make comments through the chat feature. The virtual series continues New Stage’s mission to develop original, and Mississippi themed work, and enables the theatre to keep employing artists.

Joseph Frost is a playwright, director and actor living in Jackson, Mississippi, with his wife Shannon, and their children Nina, Darby, Emory, Beau and Violet, and holds an MFA in Script and Screenwriting from Regent University. His one act bio-play van Gogh was produced at an exhibit of the artist’s work at the Chrysler Museum in Norfolk, Virginia, while his play Anathema was given a reading at the inaugural New Works Festival at the Square Top Repertory Theatre in Colorado. Joseph’s Mayfair farce trilogy (including The Mayfair Affair and Mayfair, Ma Chére) will be completed with The Heir of Mayfair, currently in development. Eight of his short plays were featured in the Malone College Playwright’s Showcase and a set of three short plays, called The Memory Trilogy, has been given readings or productions in VA, MS, NC, TN, and New York City. His play, Oz, was read at the Art Within Symposium and Showcase in Atlanta, and developed into the independent feature film Before We Close by Tribal Cadence/ CineMoments Productions (CA). Joseph has penned several short films, including the Cine Award winning The Heart of Saturday Night and And One for the Organizer with Yellow Line Entertainment (NY). He has completed the 31 Plays in 31 Days challenge 9 times, for a total of 279 short plays (over 1900 pages of script). Joseph’s work in devised theatre has led to the creation of adaptations Johanne d’Arc, Don Quixote, Ecclesiastes, Ezekiel, and the original work the descent/ lifted me. Joseph’s current writing projects include the dramas Miss and Sally & Ed, and devised projects Hollow and A Crossroads Christmas Carol. He is a former vice-chair of the Playwriting committee and the coordinator of the Getchell New Play Contest for the Southeastern Theatre Conference, and served on the Playwriting committee for the Mississippi Theatre Association. Joseph is a member of the Dramatists Guild of America, and is the artistic director of the floodlight theatre company.

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