There will be a reading of Deborah Brevoort’s play The Blue-Sky Boys at the Bickford Theatre in Morristown, NJ on Monday March 2nd at 7 pm. The Blue-Sky Boys dramatizes the imaginative and unorthodox creative process used by the group of maverick NASA engineers to land a man on the moon. There are extended sequences that dramatize the “encounters” they had with such influences as Buck Rogers, Icarus, Galileo, Apollo, the Red Baron, Snoopy, Louis Leaky and others. A story about the intersection of creativity and science, The Blue-Sky Boys is a play in two acts with an all-male cast. The play was originally commissioned by the Ensemble Studio Theatre/Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Science and Technology project, where it received the Galileo Prize. The reading, which will be directed by Mikaela Casca, is part of the New Jersey Theatre Alliance’s STAGES 2015 Festival. The Bickford Theatre is located in the Morris Museum.
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Deborah Brevoort writes plays, musicals and operas. She is best known for The Women of Lockerbie, which won the Onassis international playwriting competition and the Kennedy Center Fund for New American plays award. Translated into nine languages, the play is regularly performed around the world. Her other plays, which have been produced in regional theatres in the US and internationally, include Blue Moon Over Memphis (a Noh Drama about Elvis Presley), The Poetry of Pizza, The Blue-Sky Boys, The Comfort Team, The Velvet Weapon and My Lord What Night. She is a two-time winner of the Frederick Loewe award in musical theatre for King Island Christmas and Coyote Goes Salmon Fishing. Her operas include Embedded and Steal a Pencil for Me, both of which won the Frontiers competition at Ft. Worth Opera. Her work is published by Dramatists Play Service, Samuel French, Applause Books and No Passport Press. She’s an alumnus of New Dramatists, a board member for the National Theatre Conference and a cofounder of Theatre Without Borders, dedicated to international theatre exchange.