“A Flicker of Light”, Deanna Hartog’s debut stage play, portrays a man’s life just prior to his death. Based on true experiences, this story depicts the honest and emotional interactions between a father and son as they attempt to mend their broken relationship. The inspiration for this play first came to Deanna as she was flipping through an old photo album, and came across a photograph of her grandfather, who led a life of pure generosity and great success. However, his success also forced him to make compromises in his life, which inevitably impacted his relationships with his family and friends. Deanna’s passion for writing began as a young child writing fictional stories, and has now evolved into a passion for playwriting. In her spare time, Deanna’s love for theatre continues on the stage, performing in many local theatrical productions.
What is your hometown? Westport, Connecticut.
What was the last show that you worked on and where? I am currently performing in Irena’s Vow as Fanka Silberstein, which is being performed in New Canaan, Connecticut.
Why submit to a Festival like this? As a young and aspiring writer, it is so important to gain exposure to my writing and allow myself to make connections with both other writers and people in the business. My goal in participating in this festival is to build these relationships and allow my work to be seen. Plus, seeing my writing come to life on stage and hearing my words spoken aloud is something that every writer dreams of.
PERFORMANCE: August 25th 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.