LOCAL Lab 2015- “The Firestorm” by Meridith Friedman (LOCAL Lab concert reading)

  • When: March 15, 2015 Time: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Where: eTOWN HALL / 1535 Spruce Street, Boulder, CO 80302
  • Cost: $12-$20 See Link for Ticket Options
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 This event is part of the LOCAL Lab 2015 Festival.

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"The Firestorm" by Meridith Friedman (LOCAL Lab concert reading)

Doors Time: 1:30 p.m.
Event Start Time: 2:00 p.m.
Event End Time: 5:00 p.m.

"I have a black wife. That's like the equivalent of having ten black friends. I'm like basically black by association".

As Gaby prepares for public appearances supporting her husband, Patrick, in his bid for governor, the campaign is hit with impending scandal. Information surfaces regarding Patrick's participation in a racist dare during a college hazing rite. The campaign wheels spin to save his image. With headlines and media conferences pressing in on them, Gaby is poised on a fulcrum where the personal becomes explosively political.

Pre-show music by DJ Savior Breath. Post-show discussion led by Jill Rafson (Literary Manager of the renowned Roundabout Theatre Company in New York City).

About Meridith Friedman:

Meridith Friedman’s plays have been developed and performed at The Kennedy Center, Chicago Dramatists, The Greenhouse Theatre Center, Curious Theatre Company, the NNPN National New Play Showcase, New Repertory Theatre, The Lark, Actor's Express, Kitchen Dog Theatre, Interlochen Center for the Arts, Stage Left, Samuel French OOB Short Play Festival, and The American Southwest Theatre Company at NMSU.

She was the NNPN Playwright-in-Residence at Curious Theatre Company for their 2010-2011 season, a 2012-2013 Dramatist Guild Fellow, and the recipient of a 2013-2014 Downstage Left Playwriting Residency at Stage Left Theatre. She was recently awarded the 2014 NNPN Annual Commission to write and develop a new play with Curious Theatre Company.

She has taught playwriting and screenwriting at Northwestern University, Kenyon College, Curious Theatre Company, and Interlochen Center for the Arts. She is currently working on the books for two new musicals.


In 2011, LOCAL Theater Company launched in Boulder, Colo. with a sold-out production at Chautauqua Auditorium of “Stories by Heart” featuring John Lithgow.  Specializing in original works of exceptional quality, LOCAL engages audiences through innovative performances that spark camaraderie, learning, and contemplation, and provide a resourceful environment for theater artists to take creative risks, and develop their work.

For current artist bios, see www.LOCALTheaterCompany.org.