2015 Aniello Awarding Winning Theatre Company, Flying V, is bringing Kilroy Recipients’ play The Oregon Trail to the DMV as part of the Women’s Voices Theater Festival, September 3 – September 20

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2015 Aniello Awarding Winning Theatre Company, Flying V, is bringing Kilroy Recipients’ play The Oregon Trail to the DMV as part of the Women’s Voices Theater Festival

September 3 – September 20

Bethesda, MD —

Flying V is thrilled to bring 2014 Kilroy recipient, Bekah Brunstetter’s play The Oregon Trail to the DMV as part of the Women’s Voices Theater Festival. The Kilroys are a gang of playwrights and producers in LA who are done talking about gender parity and are taking action. Their yearly list highlights the best under and un-produced plays by Female Playwrights in the US, and Flying V is thrilled to bring it to life and audiences for the first time in full production.

Brunstetter’s The Oregon Trail was previously work shopped as part of the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center’s 2013 National Playwrights Conference in Waterford, CT.
The Oregon Trail tells the tale of two young women, both named Jane. One is an awkward middle schooler with burgeoning body odor, a crush on a jerk who likes her sister, and an epic aptitude at The Oregon Trail. The other is actually in the game, living through the hardships of trail life with her family, totally unaware of her capricious fate as a character in a classic video game. But this game has an agenda of its own, maneuvering both Janes on a painful path towards self recognition. Looking at the impact of memory and the legacy of sadness across generations, The Oregon Trail asks the age old question – do you want to ford the river?

Flying V is dedicated to inspiring adventure and is the proud recipient of the 2015 John Aniello Award for Outstanding, Emerging Theatre Company. Flying V is excited to be your outstanding emerging theater and our final production of 2015 won’t disappoint.

Tickets are on sale now!

Bekah Brunstetter (Playwright)

Bekah hails from Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and currently lives in Los Angeles. She is an alumni of the CTG Writers Group, Primary Stages writes group, Ars Nova Play Group, The Playwright’s Realm, and the Women’s Project Lab. She has previously written for MTV (Underemployed; I Just want my Pants Back) and is currently a Story Editor on ABC Family’s Switched at Birth. BA UNC Chapel Hill; MFA in Dramatic Writing from the New School for Drama.

Amber McGinnis Jackson (Director)

Amber  is a DC-based director and writer for both theatre and film. Some of her favorite local credits include Lobster Alice with Flying V Theatre, Orlando with WSC Avant Bard, The Last Burlesque with Pinky Swear Productions, as well as collaborations with The Folger Theatre, Keegan Theatre, 1st Stage, Source Festival, and Constellation Theatre, where she is also a company member. She was a producer for the Emmy Award-winning Kennedy Center Honors Film office, and has written and directed over two dozen films for WILL Interactive. Amber holds a MFA in Directing from Baylor University. She will be directing Constellation Theatre’s upcoming production of Equus.

Where:   The Writer’s Center – 4508 Walsh St, Bethesda, MD 20815
Metered Parking is Available Out Front, and a short walk from The Bethesda Metro
When: September 3 – September 20
Who: Directed by Amber McGinnis Jackson

Starring: Zachary Fernebok*, William Hayes, Madeline Key, Julia Klavans, Kelsey Meiklejohn, and Ryan Tumulty*
*denotes company member

Tickets: Tickets are $15 and can be purchased in advance: http://flyingv.brownpapertickets.com/

About Flying V
Flying V is here to make the kind of theatre that inspires you to go out and have an adventure of your own. We are an exciting, ensemble based company dedicated to the development of vibrant original work and offbeat contemporary plays. Inspired by genre fiction, comic books, and other modern mythologies, we produce work that embraces high concept situations without sacrificing the emotional resonance of real characters in intimate moments. The company is made of a core of multi-disciplinary theatre practitioners committed to productions of engaging, high impact theatricality and fearless content. We are your local indie theatre.

Expect Awesome. Be Awesome.
About the Women’s Voices Theater Festival
More than 50 of the Washington, D.C. region’s professional theaters are joining together to produce, in the fall of 2015, the Women’s Voices Theater Festival. The companies will each present a world premiere production of a work by one or more female playwrights, highlighting both the scope of plays being written by women, and the range of professional theater being produced in and around the nation’s capital. The Women’s Voices Theater Festival will be the largest collaboration of theater companies working simultaneously to produce original works by female writers in history. http://www.womensvoicestheaterfestival.org

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