Locally Grown Festival

Locally Grown 2015

My play, Cracked Pots, will participate in this year’s Locally Grown Festival at Theatre J. It will be read on April 13, 2015 at 8pm. I am so proud of my play and honored to participate in this festival.

Since the Locally Grown: Community Supported Art Festival began in 2012, 20 plays by 18 writers have been developed and gone on to great success here at Theater J and beyond. Locally Grown has become a cornerstone of Theater J’s programming, nurturing local authors alongside our nationally and internationally-recognized playwrights.

This year’s festival — March 18 to April 27 — features the world premiere production of G-d’s Honest Truth by Renee Calarco and four commissioned readings by Jon Klein, Kristen LePine, Christine Evans and David Mitchell Robinson.

Here is more information about my play:

Cracked Pots
By Kristen LePine
Directed by Matt Bassett
Monday, April 13 at 8:00 PM
In the Aaron & Cecile Goldman Theater

Cracked Pots examines mental illness and treatment through three interconnected stories that span over 100 years. In 1887 journalist Nellie Bly fakes insanity to investigate the treatment of women being kept in a lunatic asylum. Sixty years later, her story finds its way into the hands of a twelve year old girl, Kit, whose brother has been abandoned in a mental health institution. In the present, Katherine has to face her fears and prejudice about mental illness in order to help her grandson. Read more…