Monday, September 17, 2018

New Writing by and about Women Nurtured by Fallen Angel Theatre

For many years Fallen Angel Theatre Company has been a strong advocate and support for new writing by and about Irish and British Women.  We have served as a platform and a home for New York City based writers to develop and nurture their plays, including Barbara Hammond's Eva the Chaste from The Eva Trilogy and Honor Molloy's Maiden Voyages set in the Rotunda Hospital Dublin.  To continue with our nurturing mission we are formally announcing we have a new and more structured program in development. Full details of which will be announced soon.
To kickstart our project for our 2018/2019 Season we will be selecting a play by 2 different playwrights and host a developmental workshop with each writer.  Fallen Angel will provide a two day workshop with director, actors, dramaturg support, an especially invited audience for a private reading, all in a supportive, and nurturing environment.
The goal of this program will be to provide a mutually beneficial experience not only for Fallen Angel, but also for the selected recipients, giving writers an opportunity to work with an experienced New York City based off Broadway company. For more detail on this program please contact us at

First up for our new and exciting program will be A PERFECT EXISTENCE by Lesley Scammell

British playwright, Lesley Scammell.
2018/2019 Recipient of Fallen Angel Theatre's "Writers Workshop"
A Perfect Existence

BIO: Lesley Scammell received a fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts for her first play, Make Me an Angel and spent the next three years writing for several theatre companies; Garter Lane Arts Center, Waterford, Ireland; Bluebarn Theatre in Omaha, NE and Circle Rep in Seattle, WA before returning to New York to do an MFA in Playwriting at The Actors Studio Drama School at The New School. Lesley’s plays have been seen at Luna Stage, The Shooting gallery, MCC Theatre and New Dramatists in New York, Show of Strength Theatre in Bristol, England, Blue Barn Theatre in Omaha and Circle Rep in Seattle. Her plays have had readings and workshops at The Shooting Gallery, MCC and New Dramatists in New York City. The German Lullaby, a short film for which she wrote the screenplay, aired on the BBC Film Network, received Best Short film awards in the following festivals; 2008 International Film Festival, England; 2008 Reelheart International Film Festival, Toronto; Silver Award Best Short International Filmmakers; Honorable mentions in New York Downtown Short Film Festival 2008; and Accolade Awards 2007. She has been a finalist for EST’s Marathon, a Jerome Fellowship, and a Princess Grace Award. She recently attended the 2017 Great Plains Theatre Conference with A Perfect Existence. Lesley is a 2018 recipient of an Individual Artist Fellowship from the New Jersey Council on the Arts