Tuesday, September 6, 2011

The Writer Behind Our Next Show, Sister Cities

One of the things that I enjoy about Dragon Productions Theatre Company is the variety of programming. We can go from a behemoth American classic like A Streetcar Named Desire, to a smaller, more indy play like Sister Cities, and back to an Olivier winning, Tony nominated former West End smash hit like Stones In His Pockets, and it all makes sense. The other cool thing about Dragon, is that we generally don't produce the shows you're familiar with, or the shows you've seen a dozen times before. Even with Streetcar, the number of people who came into the theatre who said "you know, I've only seen the movie, I hear the play is really different" was a really large number. And sometimes we find plays and playwrights who are just really getting to the top of their game.

We think that we've found one of those hidden (but about to become hugely discovered) gems with Colette Freedman and Sister Cities. The show was a big hit at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2008 and it featured actress Jill Gascoine as well as the playwright herself. There's a fun video with Colette and Jill from the Fringe Festival up on YouTube that you can check out.

Colette has a number of projects in the works right now. She's just co-written a play with long time novelist Jackie Collins. The play is called Jackie Collins' Hollywood Lies and Jackie plans to mount it as a touring show rather than launching it on Broadway. There's a great piece on the show in the LA Times that explains Jackie's vision. Colette also has a novel coming out this December that she co-wrote with author Michael Scott, author of the popular Nicholas Flamel series. Their joint work, The Thirteen Hallows, is slated for release in December this year. You can check it out on Amazon.com.

Colette, however, is not to busy to talk to us Dragon folks. We've got an exclusive interview coming out shortly so check back in a couple of days for that, as well as an exciting announcement regarding Sister Cities.


  1. You won't be disappointed with the play. It is well written and gives you much to think about about family relationships.

  2. Beverly - Agreed! And without giving anything away, there's a twist that I didn't see coming and I kind of loved it. Thanks for stopping by!