NYNW Theatre Festival: Meet Sue Fitzgerald & Au Revoir

LOGO_BUG+TYPE-resized-2-1_blkbg (1)Au Revoir by Sue Fitzgerald

Au Revoir is about a surgical misadventure placing an influential woman in a situation where she has to make a difficult decision and say good bye while trying to find out what happened. This is a situation that occurs every day and one we hope to never be in. It can happen to anyone rich or poor, Ivy League educated or uneducated. We all feel the pain of loss in the same way.

Where is your hometown? Hometown is Phillipsburg, NJ

What was the last show that you worked on and where?Last worked on Kitchen Table Conversations at Stage Fest in Jersey City, NJ

Why submit to a festival like this? I submitted because Elena Zazanis who facilitates the Inkubator at Art House encouraged me to do so.

Susan Fitzgerald has spent 39 years working as a Registered Nurse. Old women often take up pastels or painting still life pictures, but she has no artistic ability at all. After endless hours of boredom and telling stories to her many cats, she decided to write them down. It seemed more cost effective than paying a therapist. A friend brought her to Art House’s Inkubator for writers and with encouragement she has used her experience to bring authentic medical drama to the stage.

Susan’s first play Kitchen Table Conversations was presented at Stage Fest in Jersey City in 2013.

PERFORMANCE:  August 17th at 7:00 PM

LOCATION: The Times Square Arts Center, 300 W 43rd Street, New York, NY 10036.

TICKETS: Click HERE to purchase tickets.

The NYNW Theatre Festival is located in the world’s premier theater district at The Elektra Theatre in the Times Square Arts Center, and is a short play competition where the audience casts their votes to select the best play of the season.

Playwrights from all over the country will present their shows and have the chance to move from the First Round to the Semi-Finals, and then the Finals, where a winner will be selected.

The First Round of the NYNW Festival shows will be presented August 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th, 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th. The Semi-Final rounds will be August 31st and September 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. The Finals will be held September 16th.

http://www.nynwtheatrefestival.com/

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