Lost Girls Theatre Presents
A Reading of Callie Kimball’s Award Winning Play "Dreams of the Penny Gods"
Part of Getting Lost Reading Series at the Deering Estate

January 27, 2015 MIAMI, FL – Lost Girls Theatre will present a reading of Callie Kimball’s Dreams of the Penny Gods, directed by Co-Founding Artistic Director Andie Arthur on February 8, 2016 at the Deering Estate.

Bug's just your average 13-year-old girl whose family is hiding out in a storage facility. So naturally, she's transformed herself into a high priestess who's trying to raise the dead. On this particular summer day, her incantations seem to work, setting off an acceleration of events ending in a rough Armageddon that launches her into the world.

Dreams of the Penny Gods was the Winner of the 2012 Rita and Burton Goldberg Playwriting Award at Hunter College and was an honorable mention on the 2015 Kilroy’s List of best unproduced plays by female playwrights. It will be produced in Chicago this season by Halcyon Theatre.

Callie Kimball's plays have been produced or developed at Washington Shakespeare Company, Lark Play Development Center, Mad Horse Theatre, Halcyon Theater, Project Y Theatre, the Kennedy Center, The Brick Theater, and elsewhere. She earned her MFA in Playwriting from Hunter College, studying under Tina Howe and Mark Bly, and has received a MacDowell Fellowship, a Ludwig Vogelstein grant, a Playwrights’ Center Core Apprenticeship, and won the Rita & Burton Goldberg Playwriting Award two years in a row. She was a finalist for the Clubbed Thumb Biennial Award, a finalist for Kitchen Dog Theater’s New Works Festival, and a nominee for The Kilroys’ 2014 List. She has written for NPR, Wired.com, Theatre Communications Group, & the Dramatists Guild. She will have three world premieres in the 2014-15 season: JENNY1538 at the Portland Fringe Festival, ALLIGATOR ROAD at Mad Horse Theatre, and RUSH at The Players’ Ring in Portsmouth, NH. She telecommutes as a Production Manager for NBCUniversal in New York, and teaches playwriting at the Maine College of Art in Portland.

“Kimball has a really great voice and perspective that isn’t often seen in South Florida Theatre. I’m really excited that we’re doing a reading of this piece,” said Arthur.

Dreams of the Penny Gods will take place on February 8 at 8:00 PM at the Deering Estate, in their visitor’s center theatre, 16701 SW 72nd Ave, Miami, FL 33157. The reading is free and open to the public, though donations are graciously accepted. For more information, please contact Andie Arthur at lostgirlstheatre@gmail.com / 305-209-3630.


2015 - 2016 GETTING LOST READING SERIES

Lost Girls Theatre, company in residence at the Deering Estate, is proud to present the second season of the Getting Lost Reading Series.
All readings are presented at the Deering Estate and are free and open to the public.

Juliet Among the Changelings
By Andie Arthur
Monday December 14, 2015

When she was a baby, Juliet’s mother gave her up to a magical creature for everything her heart desired. At 17 years old, Juliet has spent her entire life torn between two worlds – the normal mundane world of school and the magical world of the women who raised her. Now Lavinia, one of the changelings that raised her, has a plan to get back to the fairy world. Except Juliet isn’t entirely sure she wants to go – because her friend, the foul-mouthed rebel Miranda has a plan for her to find her birth mother.  Before the Winter Solstice, Juliet must figure out who she really is – human, fairy, or something else.

Dreams of the Penny Gods
By Callie Kimball
Monday February 8, 2016

Bug is just your average 13-year-old girl who happens to have been born into a criminal family that's hiding out a storage facility. So naturally, she's transformed herself into a high priestess who's trying to raise the dead. On this particular summer day, her incantations seem to work, setting off an acceleration of events ending in a rough Armageddon that launches her into the world.

Electric Persephone in the Scorpion's Den
By Kara Lee Corthron
Monday April 14, 2016

In this riff on the Persephone myth, B.J. becomes the prisoner and companion to a socially awkward but surprisingly powerful band roadie. In 1970 rock-n-roll America, B.J.’s hope for rescue lies in her record-producing mama, her natural gifts on a Stratocaster, and the father she’s never met. The father she dreams is none other than Jimi Hendrix.

Faust: A Gay Romantic Comedy
By Vyvian Figueredo
Monday June 13, 2016

Faust is a young gay man still living with his mother and doesn't have a car. All he really wants is for Ben, his crush, to pay attention to him. So he makes a deal with the Devil to get Ben to like him. However, Ben is far more interested in Mephistopheles than Faust -- causing an unconventional romantic comedy to ensue.