Life Changing Magic Presented by City TheatreWednesday, May 13, 2020 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Each year the Momentum Festival features a work by an alumni of the company’s Young Playwrights Festival. This year’s artist is Olivia O’Connor a winning playwright from 2006 and 2007.
Streamed on The Show Must Go On(line) Pittsburgh channel. (run-time 90 minutes)
Life-Changing Magic By Olivia O’Connor Directed by Monteze Freeland
Has a book ever changed your life? After receiving unsettling news, Vallerie turns to Marie Kondo’s wisdom to understand what sparks joy in her life. This launches her on an epic journey, leaving behind her husband of many years and grown children as she travels to Japan and beyond in this exploration of the things we truly need. Click here to download (or view) the playbill.
Olivia O’Connor is a dramaturg and writer based in Pittsburgh, PA. She’s currently the Manager of New Work Development at Pittsburgh CLO and previously served as the Artistic Associate at Roundabout Theatre Company. Dramaturgy work includes Project Amelia at Bricolage Production Company, The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant at the New Ohio Theatre, Fireface at The Brick Theater, The Mysteries at The Flea Theater (Associate Dramaturg), and City Theatre Company’s Momentum Festival. Graduate of Carnegie Mellon University and proud YPF alum. oliviaannoconnor.com
Monteze Freeland is a director, actor and producer. He’s very excited to join the Momentum. Festival as a director having previously participated as an actor! Select directing credits include. Santaland Diaries, Santa’s Ted Talk and the EQT Young Playwrights Festival- 2018 (City Theatre), Miss Julie, Clarissa and John, Fences, In The Heat of the Night, and Savior Samuel (Pittsburgh Playwrights), I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings (Prime Stage), Kalopsia The Musical (New Hazlett) and Hairspray, Shrek, and The Addams Family (CLO Summer Academy).
City Theatre closes each season with the Momentum Festival: New Plays at Different Stages, which brings some of the most exciting playwrights in the country to Pittsburgh for a weekend of workshops, readings, and artist panels. Momentum is an annual event that showcases new plays in different stages of development.