Austin Script Works will be hosting guest playwright Ronan Noone May, 3-5, 2007. Noone, an Irishman currently living in Boston, will receive a rehearsed reading of his play, Riding the White Horse, on Friday evening and will lead a workshop for area playwrights on Saturday afternoon. Both events are open to the public and will occur at the State Theatre. (see details below)

ASW is a member of the Sister City playwright exchange, headquartered at Emory University, and Noone’s visit is part of that program. Last year, ASW playwright Kirk Lynn visited Boston and had work read at the Boston Playwrights Theatre.

Noone’s work has been seen at Boston Playwrights Theatre, the Huntington Theatre Company in Boston, the Kennedy Center, the Irish Arts Center and Center Stage in NYC and in London. He was an American Theatre Critics Association Steinberg Award nominee, he won the Elliot Norton Award for Outstanding New Script and was commissioned as a playwriting fellow by the Huntington Theatre under the Stanford Calderwood Fund for New American Plays. His work has been published by Samuel French, Inc. and by Dramatist’s Playservice, Inc. Noone teaches playwriting at Suffolk University in Boston.

The schedule for the weekend’s events is:

Friday, May 4, 7:30 PM
State Theatre (Studio A), 719 Congress Ave.
Riding the White Horse by Ronan Noone

Amy wants to live in Miami to live out her fantasies, but her husband, Jimmy Sr., won’t go. In the meantime, Charly Kennedy needs help in his gigolo business and hires Jimmy Jr., his best friend. Jimmy Jr. agrees as long as his mother doesn’t find out. But, his Mother, Amy, has already hired Charly to help her relax.

Riding the White Horse is a dark comedy about sex, success and sacrifice in pursuit of the American dream.

A rehearsed reading directed by Ronan Noone and Christina J. Moore featuring Emily Erington and Douglas Taylor.

This event is free and open to the public.

Saturday, May 5, 2-5 PM
State Theatre (Studio A), 719 Congress Ave.

Focus On Narrative

A playwriting workshop with Ronan Noone looking at narrative trajectory using the Aristotelian concepts of character and dialogue.

Cost is $15 for ASW members; $25 for the general public

For more information or to make a workshop reservation call 454-9727 or email