SH@MED Play Going to Alaska

valdezJoanna’s new play SH@MED has been accepted into the Play Lab at the Last Frontier Theatre Conference in Valdez, Alaska, this summer.

SH@MED is a multimedia dramedy exploring online activism, the dimensions of shame, and how the digital world changes our personal narratives. When aspiring writer Tabatha Meier tweets a racially-charged joke, she faces fallout both personal and professional as her public shaming reveals dark secrets and forces everyone in her life to face the past in a new way.

The play received its world premiere in Fall 2016 at Georgia Southwestern State University.

In addition to the Play Lab, Joanna’s short play Parasite will appear at the conference’s Ten-Minute Play Slam.

The Last Frontier Theatre Conference strives to create an educational experience for playwrights, actors, directors, and theatre enthusiasts that enriches participants’ minds and inspires their souls. Participants are completely immersed in the theatre arts for eight days, with a blend of performances, developmental readings, classes, and social events.