Our 2018-19 Season
The untitled eliana pipes project: a 29-hour workshop
This December we’ll be workshopping a brand new play written by our dear friend and Checkmark alum Eliana Pipes! For now, we’ll call it The Untitled Eliana Pipes Project but here’s a bit about what you can expect!
Two Latinx sisters on an HGTV-style show are selling their family home, hoping to capitalize on the gentrification in the “changing neighborhood.” In the process they discover details of the family’s past and the potential for their future, forcing them to grapple with what’s lost and gained in the quest for upward mobility.
Over the course of one week, we will be bringing actors into the room to read, rehearse, and revise the piece, culminating in a presentation of the most recent draft for friends and family. We are so lucky to be working with Eliana, and cannot wait to see the evolution of her newest play!
Continued Development: Shiva347
This coming season, Checkmark is also continuing to develop Sanaz Toossi’s “SHIVA347” previously seen in our inaugural reading series, DEVO I. We couldn't have been happier with the success of "Shiva347's" staged reading and are so excited to facilitate further development this gorgeous play long term.
Here’s a bit about the play!
When Shiva’s daughter returns home to Iran determined to get a nose job, Shiva is determined to stop her. However, struggling to connect with her daughter, Shiva discovers the Internet and subsequently tailspins into chaos upon finding an email from an old flame. In this tale of passive-aggression and big noses, a mother desperately tries to show her daughter that she was a person once, too.
Devo II, Checkmark's second annual reading series
Our last program of the 2018-19 season is DEVO II, our second annual reading series dedicated to the development of new plays written and directed by underrepresented artists. Last spring, DEVO I introduced three new plays each written and directed by women color, and we cannot wait to welcome more artists into the Checkmark family in the Spring of 2019.
Stay tuned for dates, submissions policies, and more info to come!
Support Checkmark Theatre Company
Checkmark truly believes that our mission is worth fighting for, but we cannot do it alone.
Not only are we fundraising to program our 2018-19 Season, but we are also fundraising to ensure that every artist giving their time and talent to Checkmark receives a financial stipend in return. One of the reasons why disparities are so strong in our industry, and why companies dedicated to underrepresented voices are still necessary, is because of a lack of opportunity due to limited financial resources. Our mission is to uplift unheard voices and, as a result, we strive to financially invest in those artists as well. Join us.
Checkmark is sponsored by Fractured Atlas, a 501(c)(3) public charity. As a result, contributions for the purposes of Checkmark Theatre Company are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. making all donations 100% tax deductible.