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Playwrights’ Lab Presents LOCALLY SOURCED 2021

August 18, 2021 – Live Arts Playwrights’ Lab is excited to present LOCALLY SOURCED, four premieres of short works by Playwrights’ Lab members: Marriage Wars by BL Sherk; Innovation by John Lawson; The Stoop by Tanya K Manwill; and Seek Immediate Shelter by Julius Neelley. LOCALLY SOURCED will have four performances only, Thursday, September 9, through Sunday, September 12, at Live Arts Theatre, 123 E Water Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902. Tickets are on a Pay-What-You-Can basis, with suggested ticket price of $20, and are available through the Box Office at 434-977-4177 x123 or online at at


LOCALLY SOURCED is an annual presentation of short original plays workshopped at the bi-monthly Live Arts Playwrights’ Lab meetings. The four pieces chosen by an outside selection committee for this year’s festival are examples of the abundant playwriting talent present in the greater Charlottesville community.

“The Live Arts Playwrights’ Lab is an interactive group that strives to support the development of plays as per a nonjudgmental, inclusive process,” says TK Manwill, the producer of, and a featured playwright in, this year’s LOCALLY SOURCED. Local playwrights of every experience level meet at the Lab to share, read, give feedback, and discuss their work in a creative, supportive setting. Lab facilitators Courtney Walker and Chasan Hall encourage interested writers to get in touch for information about the Lab’s upcoming schedule of meetings (

Marriage Wars is directed by David Minton; Innovation is directed by Chris Baumer; The Stoop is directed by Boomie Pedersen; and Seek Immediate Shelter is directed by Dawn Schimke. The LOCALLY SOURCED cast includes: 

Bob Abbott
Elizabeth Brubaker
Gwen Cassady
Lynne Cates
Brian Dowd
Chris Estey
Paige Goodloe
Mary Catherine Hughes
Danny Wagner
Austen Weathersby

Calendar Information for LOCALLY SOURCED


WHAT:  LOCALLY SOURCED 2021: Marriage Wars by BL Sherk; Innovation by John Lawson; The Stoop by Tanya K Manwill; and Seek Immediate Shelter by Julius Neelley. 

DIRECTORS: Chris Baumer, David Minton, Boomie Pedersen, Dawn Schimke

CAST: Bob Abbott, Elizabeth Brubaker, Gwen Cassady, Lynne Cates, Brian Dowd, Chris Estey, Paige Goodloe, Mary Catherine Hughes, Danny Wagner, Austen Weathersby

DATES:  Thursday, September 9 – Sunday, September 12, 2021 

SHOWTIMES: Thursday @ 7:30 pm; Friday & Saturday @ 8 pm; Sunday @ 2 pm. Closes Sunday, September 12

WHERE:  Live Arts Theater, 123 East Water Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902

TICKETS: Pay-What-You-Can, suggested price of $20                     

BOX OFFICE: 434-977-4177 x123 or online at

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