The Velvet Weapon
At the National Theatre of an unnamed country, in an unnamed city, a matinee audience rises up in protest over what is being performed on stage, and demands something new. They begin a performance of their own of “The Velvet Weapon,” a play by an unproduced playwright of questionable talent. Inspired by the Velvet Revolution in the former Czechoslovakia, The Velvet Weapon is a humorous exploration of populist democracy told through a battle between high-brow and low-brow art.
Awards: CEC ArtsLink grant; New Jersey Council on the Arts Playwriting Fellowship.
Readings: La Mama ETC, as part of the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts “Performing Revolution in Central and Eastern Europe” festival, to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution. NJ Playwright’s Theatre.