The Virginia Playwright & Screenwriters Initiative
the Hamner Theater
the first warm day of spring
Peter Coy

Sunday, July 24 at 7:30 p.m
Director – Carol Pedersen
Dramaturgs – Boomie Pedersen & Carol Pedersen
Technical Director – J. Taylor

Brian O’Donnell – Kevin O’Donnell
Kathleen O’Donnell – Boomie Pedersen

Brian O’Donnell – early 40’s, strong, vital, sculptor
Kathleen O’Donnell – his wife, late 30’s, also vibrant

Setting: woodworking shed in the woods in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia

Time: Spring, 1976

Peter Coy lives in Faber, VA. His career in the theatre includes work as a director, a producer, a playwright, and a stage manager. Since 1987 he has written several one-acts, two screenplays, and 25 full-length plays and adaptations.

The Virginia Playwrights and Screenwriters Initiative (VPSI)is a part of the Hamner Theater’s continuing mission to foster new works. VPSI provides a venue for the writer to workshop, rewrite and rehearse a new script with a company of experienced actors, a director and a dramaturg. The writer participates in a process of readings, rehearsal and discussion with cast, director and dramaturg, culminating in a public staged reading. Following the reading, there is a discussion open to all.

VPSI is made possible in part by grants from the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the BAMA Fund.
The Hamner Theater is a non-profit project of the Rockfish Valley Community Center.