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2 Pages/2 Voices 2024 Performances

May 23 @ EST 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Free – $20.00

Join us for script-in-hand readings of 10 plays selected as winners from 50 submissions to our 2 Pages/2 Voices Competition. Plays feature two characters, are restricted to a two-page script, and include the word “charge” in any of its multiple meanings, inspired by NK Jemisin’s novel, The City We Became, our 2023 Rochester Reads selection.

This year’s winners:

Who’s in Charge, by Laurie Solomon
Date Night at Home, by Sara Mayer-Fried
Dead Cat Play, by Misty Yarnall
Texting Game, by Matt Kirsch
Taking Charge, by Maria Brandt
Toxic Positivity, by Katie Kreutter
Love, Moms Mabley, by Laura A. Thomas
Exactly!, by Bill Capossere
First Date, by Katherine Varga
The Compartment, by Richard Steele

Judges: Jean Gordon Ryon, Alexa Scott-Flaherty, Chris Fanning
Producer: Jean Gordon Ryon
Directors: Jean Gordon Ryon and Alexa Scott-Flaherty


Jean Gordon Ryon served as New Plays Coordinator at Geva Theatre Center where, among other duties, she produced the Regional Writers Showcase and the Young Writers Showcase. She was dramaturg for many plays, including 1776, John Bull’s Other Island, That Was Then, The Clean House, Almost Maine, The Music Man, Company, The 39 Steps, Wait Until Dark, Little Shop of Horrors, and A Christmas Carol. Ms. Ryon holds a degree in drama from Tufts University and a master’s degree in Arts Administration from Goucher College. She has directed plays for Blackfriars, JCC’s CenterStage, RCP’s Irish Players, and RCP’s Shakespeare Players. Ms. Ryon is also the Artistic Director of The Geriactors, a traveling troupe of mature actors.

Alexa Scott-Flaherty is an actress, director, producer, and teacher. A proud member of Labyrinth Theatre Company in New York City, she works locally at Blackfriars, Geva Theatre Center, and The JCC Centerstage. She has worked as an actress in New York City at The Public Theatre, SoHo Rep, and PS 122; with the Royal Shakespeare Company of London; and The Shakespeare Theatre in Washington, D.C. Alexa is a visiting lecturer in the Department of Performing Arts at the Rochester Institute of Technology; serves on the Key Bank Rochester Fringe Festival’s Board of Directors; and is an ensemble member of Impact Interactive LLC, a unique theater-based training company in Rochester. Alexa served as Development Director at Writers & Books from 2009 to 2019, and has been teaching at the organization for over a dozen years.

Chris Fanning is a public relations professional and community builder. In addition to his role as Writers & Books’ Deputy Director, he holds the position of President of the Neighborhood of the Arts Business Association. Chris worked as a Promotions Coordinator at Entercom Rochester for eight years and was Associate Producer of the Key Bank Rochester Fringe Festival for four years. He currently serves as a board member of the St. Peter’s Community Arts Academy in Geneva and sits on the marketing committee for Cameron Community Ministries.

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May 23
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free – $20.00
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Writers & Books
(585) 473-2590
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740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
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(585) 473-2590
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