Friday, March 2, 2012
Veteran playwright makes latest project a family affair
Laterras Whitfield's play Puberty is running through March 4 at the Bishop Arts Theater Center.
Photo courtesy of laterrasrwhitfield.com
In a time when families are breaking up like an '80s rock band, nationally touring playwright Laterras R. Whitfield is creating a hit play with his kin. Returning to his roots of community theater, Whitfield’s teenage daughter LaTerria and wife Lisa have joined him, competing in the same play festival he won in his humble beginnings.
This Whitfield trio combine their theatrical skills for Laterras R. Whitfield’s Puberty – a hilarious one-act play about a “Mr. Fix It” stepfather and stubborn stepdaughter experiencing her first menstruation in mom’s absence.
Whitfield is honored to be working alongside his teenage daughter in the two-person play, marking the first leading role for LaTerria, a sophomore in the Theater Cluster at Booker T. Washington Arts Magnet for the Performing and Visual Arts.
Laterras R. Whitfield’s Puberty is now center stage in TeCo Theatrical Productions’ 10th Annual New Play Competition for its national premiere, running through March 4 at Bishop Arts Theater Center, located at 215 S. Tyler Street.
During the Festival, six one-act plays written by previous festival winners will compete nightly. Audience members will receive ballots and the winning playwright takes home $1,000 and two Southwest American Airlines tickets.
Festival tickets are $15 Pre-Sale/$20 at the door and are available for purchase online at www.TeCo-Theater.org or by calling 214-948-0716.
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