• A hot-button horticulture feud between neighbors in NATIVE GARDENS by Karen Zacarias
• A brilliant scientist left out of history in PHOTOGRAPH 51 by Anna Ziegler
• And the intergalactic destiny of a 13-year-old in ANNIE JUMP AND THE LIBRARY OF HEAVEN, our first full production of a Br!NK play, by 2017 Br!NK Playwright, Reina Hardy
OCTOBER 19 - NOVEMBER 11, 2018
by Karen Zacarias
In this brilliant new, hot-button comedy, cultures and gardens clash, turning well-intentioned neighbors into feuding enemies. Pablo, a rising attorney, and doctoral candidate Tania, his very pregnant wife, have just purchased a home next to Frank and Virginia, a well-established D.C. couple with a prize-worthy English garden. But an impending barbeque for Pablo’s colleagues and a delicate disagreement over a long-standing fence line soon spirals into an all-out border dispute, exposing both couples’ notions of race, taste, class and privilege.
“Guthrie presents the best comedy of the year!”
— The Star Tribune
JANUARY 18 - FEBRUARY 10, 2019
by Anna Ziegler
London, 1953. Scientists are on the verge of discovering what they call the secret of life: the DNA double helix. At the center of the scientific breakthrough is the work of a driven young physicist named Rosalind Franklin. But if the double helix was the achievement of the 20th century, then what kept Franklin out of the history books? A play about ambition, isolation, and the race for greatness.
“A remarkable balance of scientific subject matter and theatrical storytelling…in a play that glows with intelligence and humanity.”
— Backstage (Critic’s Pick)
MARCH 29 - APRIL 21
by 2017 Br!NK playwright, Reina Hardy
Annie Jump is a 13-year-old science genius whose alien-obsessed father is the laughingstock of Strawberry, KS. One night in August, during a meteor shower, Annie meets Althea, an intergalactic supercomputer that manifests itself in the form of a mean girl with really great hair. Althea’s here to help Annie take humanity from the earth to the stars, but being the Chosen One isn't all glory. What is Althea hiding? And what will Annie have to sacrifice to fulfill her destiny? A play for all audiences about finding your place in the universe, and intelligent life in your neighborhood.
“A delightful evening at the theater…a play that deserves to be produced!”
— Pam Kriger
July 31 - August 5, 2018
Developing the work of Midwestern Women Playwrights, the Br!NK New Play Festival gives audiences the opportunity to connect with the playwrights and give their feedback during interactive public staged-readings of the newly work-shopped scripts.
In addition to the staged-readings, the Br!NK New Play Festival also consists of the Br!NK Br!efs 10 Minute Play performances and Playwriting Labs; A week chalk-full of new works by Midwestern women playwrights.