After a number of productions of ALiEN8, and two workshops for CLEAN SLATE, in 2022, our work continues in 2023. Cushing Academy recently closed their outstanding production of ALiEN8 and CLEAN SLATE premiered as a co-production between Passage Theatre and Rider University. In May, CLEAN SLATE will receive its second production at Boston University Academy. This summer, the Bucks County Playhouse will revive their production of ALiEN8.
ALiEN8 is available for licensing through YouthPLAYS. Inquiries about CLEAN SLATE can be made by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meanwhile, here’s a review from the recent production of CLEAN SLATE from US 1 – Review.
Lots of things happening this year with the Infinity Trilogy!
In June of 2021, The Infinity Trilogy was one of 50 projects selected for support by the MAP Fund. Their generous award was earmarked to help fund a full production of CLEAN SLATE and a workshop of ILLUMINATE.
In November of 2021, ALiEN8 was acquired for publication and licensing by YouthPLAYS!
In the Spring of 2022, Passage Theatre and Rider University announced that they would be producing Clean Slate in the late-Winter/early-Spring of 2023.
In May of 2022, Boston University Academy was the first high school theatre program to present a production of ALiEN8
And that bring us to next week!
On August 4th – 6th, the Bucks County Playhouse Youth Company will present ALiEN8 at the Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope, PA
On August 16th-19th, Kate and David will be working with director Ryanne Dominques and the cast and creative team of CLEAN SLATE to prepare for next Spring’s production at Rider University and Passage Theatre. A public reading of the piece will take place in Mill Hill Park on Friday, August 19th.
On September 16th, DreamWrights Center for Community Arts in York, PA will present its production of ALiEN8.
Much thanks to every member of the Infinity Trilogy family who have given their time and talents to bring these works to audiences around the country. In addition to the above names, pieces of the trilogy have been produced or workshopped at McCarter Theater (Princeton, NJ ALiEN8 and Clean Slate workshops) Ignition Arts (Oklahoma City ALiEN8 and Clean Slate workshops), Drexel University (ALiEN8 premiere – Philadelphia) and Notre Dame College (Clean Slate – New Works Semi-finalist, OH)
Interested in staging one of the shows or participating in their development? Drop us a line! We’d love to hear from you!
As of September, 2021, you can purchase and license for performance ALiEN8 through YouthPLAYS. They’re a great company and we’re thrilled that they’ve chosen to handle ALiEN8. They have a lot of amazing material by some stellar writers. If you’re looking for material geared toward young and young adult performers, check them out here –
We also received a 2021 grant from the MAP Fund to do further development on parts 2 and 3 of the Infinity Trilogy, CLEAN SLATE and ILLUMINATE. A full production of CLEAN SLATE is on its way in the Spring of 2023, with more development on ILLUMINATE coming soon!
Last week, I had the pleasure of attending Drexel’s production of ALiEN8 with my dear friends Barbara Williams and Kathryn Miller Haines. Haines is a YA and mystery author whose books include The Girl is Trouble, The Girl is Murder, The Girl From Yesterday and the Rosie Winters mystery series. She had this to say about ALiEN8 –
” David White and Kate Brennan have created a timely look at the struggles today’s teens face to carve out their identity in a world that is both open to broader definitions of self and resistant to those of us who are different. At times funny and poignant, ALiEN8 reminds the most vulnerable among us that we are all outsiders looking to find our place… and that’s okay.” – Kathryn Miller Haines