7th Annual Northern Writes Festival at the Penobscot Theatre

BANGOR - The Penobscot Theatre was busy today hosting it's second day of the Northern Writes New Play Festival.
Now in it's seventh year, the festival showcases eight plays - five full length and three shorts - to have public play readings.
The Penobscot Theatre Company received over one hundred new plays this year.
After reading them all as a group it was narrowed down to the eight that finish up tomorrow afternoon.
the festival gives the writers an opportunity to hear feedback on their work.
"These are plays that have never had a production before. We have playwrights here from California, Massachusetts, Portland, and one local playwright," artistic director of the Penobscot Theatre Company, Bari Newport says.
"This year we've really whittled it down to eight pieces that have a really good amount of potential to become functioning plays. So I think we've refined our process and it's really serving it's purpose more than other seasons," director of "Mom's Gift", Ben Layman says.
"Stolen Girl" will kick off the final day of the festival at 1 P.M., followed by "Duck and Cover" at 2 P.M.

Tickets are only $10 if you want to check it out tomorrow afternoon.
Karina Bolster

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Karina joined the WVII ABC 7 and WFVX FOX Bangor News team in March of 2013. Raised as part of a military family, she likes to consider Massachusetts as her "home-base". Karina graduated from Suffolk University located in Boston, Massachusetts where she majored in Communications. From January 2012 to July 2012, Karina was a student reporter for New England Cable News (NECN) and would take part in a live shot every Tuesday for The Morning Show, covering topics from current events to the "Trophy Town" teams.

Karina also has a huge passion for sports. While in college she interned for New England Sports Network (NESN) as a “NESN Daily” intern, as well as the TD Garden, working in the control room for the Bruins and Celtics games. Also as a former college softball player, she loves staying active and looks forward to trying some of the sports the Bangor area has to offer!

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