We all know that meaty roles for older women can be hard to find. Well, Ashley Crockett wants to do something about it. At Monday's Drama Lab meeting, this veteran actress of countless local productions announced that she's launching her own playwriting contest.
Plays can be any length, but the role must provide challenging, meaningful roles for older women--the more, the better. Ashley wants roles that go right to the edge, that are new and different and not at all predictable.
Two classic roles that represent what Ashley is looking for are Martha in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and Blanche Dubois in A Streetcar Named Desire.
The winner will get their Drama Lab dues paid for one year (a $25 value). The deadline is August 31.
If you're interested in submitting something, bring a hardcopy to one of our Drama Lab meetings. Or email it to me and I'll see that Ashley gets it.