KEEP ME COMPANY by Sally Seitz
Sunday, February 27th at 6:30 PM
Online (link will be sent to members on the 27th; prospective members should email firstname.lastname@example.org for link)
KEEP ME COMPANY is an irreverent ode to the shit-show that is “adulting” in your twenties. Emily, Elena, and Becca meet every Friday night to drink beers and swap stories on the porch, yet their weekly ritual is in jeopardy as the three friends start to find different avenues for personal growth. This change, accompanied by an unexpected, lurking visitor, calls into question the stability of their chosen family. KEEP ME COMPANY holds sacred the stories we tell ourselves, the stories we tell each other, and the stories that shape where we call home. The play originated and developed as part of ScriptWorks’ summer workshop “Dreaming a Play: Fast First Draft” with playwright Caridad Svich.
Sally Seitz is a storyteller and wannabe folklorist whose plays explore a blending of realism, myth, magic, fable and faith. Originally from Nashville, Tennessee, Sally is a writer, director, and arts educator currently based in Austin, Texas. Her plays and monologues have been produced and/or commissioned by Project Y Theatre Company’s Women in Theatre (WIT) Festival, ScriptWorks’ FronteraFest Commission, New Manifest Theatre Company, The Paradox Players, and at Ensworth High School as a culmination of work as a visiting teaching artist. Her short plays Please Do Not Touch the Art (Playwright & Director) and Soldier of the Cross (Playwright & Director) were selected for the 2020 and 2019 FronteraFest Best of Fest. Sally currently works as the Grants and Copywriter at Austin Film Festival.