NPA MONTHLY READING SERIES PRESENTS
"Blended" by Milo Mowery, Directed by Samantha Cooper. 7pm, June 11th in the Pancho Forum at Seattle Rep.
When folk singer Bobbie Becketts tires of the groupies, he settles down for real love with a real adult. But this adult comes with an ex-husband and a child. "Blended" is a comedy about boundaries, stunted sexuality, and neglected children in a modern "anything goes" blended family.
Milo Mowery is a playwright based in the northwest, with plays staged in Oregon, Washington, California, Idaho, Utah, and New York. In college he won the Rocky Mountain Theater Association Playwriting Award for his play "Obligation." Recently he won an Oregon original script "Drammy" and national Parents' Choice award for his play "El Zorrito", and a Portland Area Musical Theater Award for "Outstanding Original Musical" with his steampunk adaptation of "Pinocchio." He lives outside Seattle with his wife and 3 children.
About the Director:
Samantha Cooper is a graduate from Western Washington University (2010) with a dual degree in Theatre Arts (acting and playwriting) and English (literature) who has spent the last three years in Seattle working on her skills an actor, playwright, theatre cross-trainer, and fledgling director. Samantha has worked with NPA, WWU, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Annex Theatre, Book-It Repertory Theatre, Idiom Theatre, UW, and Theater Simple among others. In her other "day-job" life, Samantha works as the Development Associate at Book-It Repertory Theatre. She is also the Senior Editor of the ten-minute play literary journal, NorthNorthwest, a board member of Northwest Playwrights Alliance (NPA), and a company member with the up-and-coming generative theatre company Blood Ensemble.. Other passions include searching for the perfect happy hour, park hopping, running, margaritas, and seeing as much theatre as her schedule will allow. In the Fall of 2013, Samantha will begin graduate studies at Columbia University in New York City working towards an M.F.A. in Playwriting.