WHITE PARTY by Brent Askari
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John and Laura Baron are making final preparations for their annual party – thrown in their lavish home on an exclusive Florida barrier island with a causeway. This year, however, things don’t go according to plan. As the festivities seem to spiral off-track, the Barons grow increasingly manic and paranoid, suspecting darker forces have conspired to sabotage their perfect evening.
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The Creative Team
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About the Playwright
Brent Askari recently won the 2019 National New Play Network Smith Prize For Political Drama for his upcoming play The Refugees. His plays include American Underground (Runner-up winner Bonnie and Terry Burman New Play Award, world premiere at Barrington Stage Company 2019), Hard Cell (PlayPenn Conference 2017, world premiere at Geva Theatre Center in 2019), White Party (semi-finalist for O’Neill Conference, Finalist for Bay Area Playwrights Festival and Ashland New Play Festival), Digby’s Home (Semi-finalist O’Neill, world premiere at Mad Horse Theatre); Cocktails and Travails (Winner of Neil Simon Festival’s National New Play Contest with a world premiere at The Theater Project); Bending Reeds (Semi-Finalist Bay Area Playwrights Festival, Blank Stage Living Room Series). In addition, he has had plays produced at or developed by Ensemble Studio Theatre LA, Vital Theatre, Melrose Theatre, The 78th Street Theatre, The Boston Theatre Marathon, The Drilling Company, and the Penobscot Theatre Company. He was part of HBO’s New Writers Project and has written screenplays for Paramount Pictures, Marvel Films, MTV, and Reveille Entertainment. He is an NNPN Affiliate Artist, an Associate Artist of Portland Stage Company, and a company member of Mad Horse Theatre Company.