The Flora and Fauna

Congratulations, Alyson Mead!

The Flora and Fauna has been selected as our 2016 New Work Contest winner. This play explores the vulnerability and intimacy in a female friendship that spans almost 30 years.

Alyson Mead, 2016 New Works Contest Winner

Mesa Community College Performing Arts Center, 1520 S Longmore, Mesa, AZ 85202, hosted this reading after a week of development with the playwright and New York-based director, Stefanie Sertich, in residence on February 25th @ 2pm, 2017. The reading was followed by a brief talkback with the playwright and creative team.

Amie Bjorklund and Sherri Watts reading The Flora and Fauna

We have also named two plays Honorable Mention winners. Sarah Bierstock’s Honor Killing follows an American reporter investigating a murder in Pakistan. InAnchuli Felicia King’s White Pearl, six women from six Asian countries collide in the boardroom of a whitening skin cream brand. The Bridge Initiative is cultivating a relationship with these playwrights and plays, with the hope of bringing them to our audience.