New Works Development Series


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Monday, October 9th Reading Info:


By Brie Knight

Ten-year-old Inside wants nothing more than to enjoy her favorite spot on the shore, but a newly constructed high security border-wall stands in her way. Inside is determined to find a way outside of the wall to reunite with her maritime animal friends.  Outside washes ashore, desperate to find a way inside of the wall and escape the violence of her old life and bring her perilous journey to an end. Striking up a unique friendship, the two girls work together to find a way to overcome their common barrier, imposed by forces beyond their control and meant to keep their very different worlds apart.

David Nikolas
Johanna Dunphy
Danielle Harley-Scott
Maria Panvini
Kelly Filios

Brie Knight
Brie Knight Bio
Brie Knight is a 3rd year member of The Foundry, a Philadelphia Playwright’s Lab.  Her play Pancake Queen received the 2015 Sue Winge Playwriting Award at Villanova University and was a featured reading at the 2017 PlayPenn Conference.  Brie has served as Dramaturgy Intern at People’s Light and is on the Board of Manayunk Theatre Company.  She received her M.A. in theatre from Villanova University.

New Works Development Series nurtures local playwrights, while featuring professional actors, and offering patrons an intimate experience with original work in its infancy.


Each reading features a fun and informative post-performance discussion with the Cast, Director and Playwright.Plays selected for new work development series receive rehearsal with the professional cast and director, providing an opportunity for the playwright to collaborate with other professionals during the development process. Readings are presented script in hand, which allows the playwright to make edits, and develop the work alongside a live audience.



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