Playwright Lee Blessing to Keynote Compass Rose Theater New Play Festival May 17 – 19

Compass Rose Theater of Annapolis will debut a New Play Festival May 17, 18 and 19, 2013 by presenting a diverse mix of staged readings and featuring Lee Blessing, an award-winning playwright, as the keynote speaker on Saturday evening, May 18.

The festival will include a play written by Compass Rose student, Hannah Geib; a reading of Freefall by frequent BPF playwright Mark Scharf; a play for young audiences by local playwright Dan Baum; and a Page to Stage presentation by local life story authors. Selections of Lee Blessing’s play, Eleemosynary, the most recent production in the Compass Rose season, will be presented Saturday night as part of the keynote evening.

For more information visit Compass Rose Theatre’s web site.