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30 Floods

By Daria Miyeko Marinelli
Directed and Developed with Anna Skidis Vargas

What happens when a storm hits? Who leaves and who is left behind? And what happens when on the eve of your 30th birthday? Do you go back to that small town that was flooded to see if you can find anything of your family, your past, or find the idea for your next best book? Telling the story of an unnamed usonian town devastated by floods, rebuilt by its inhabitants and exploited by its offspring, 30 Floods is an exploration of devastation, legacy and creation that asks what it means to be flooded, rebuild and turn 30.

The run time for 30 Floods is 65 minutes with no intermission.

Contains some mature themes and the use of food (rice crackers). 

Performances

March 12-13, 15-16, 28, 31 at 7:30 p.m. and March 30 at 2:00 p.m. 

Advance reservations for this production are now closed. There will be a limited number of walk-up tickets available at the Winship Box Office on the date of the performance on a first-come, first-served basis starting one hour before the performance.

About the Playwright
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Daria Miyeko Marinelli is a non-binary Japanese-Italian playwright. Marinelli's plays include We Are Samurai, Excipio, A Departure, Ravenous and 893 | Ya-ku-za. Their work has been performed at Victory Gardens, Ensemble Theatre Company, The Flea, Boston Center for the Arts, The VORTEX and Rites and Reason Theatre, among others. Marinelli has developed work with SPACE on Ryder Farm, NNPN's M.F.A. Playwrights Workshop at The Kennedy Center and The New Harmony Project. Their accolades include being a recipient of The Weston Award in Playwrighting, an Arnold Fellow, a semifinalist for The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's National Playwrights Conference and a showcased writer at the 2018 Consortium of Asian American Theaters & Artists.

About the Director

Anna Skidis Vargas is a M.F.A. in Directing candidate at The University of Texas at Austin. She holds a B.A. in Performance from Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville. She is the founding artistic director of Theatre Nuevo in Saint Louis, and has produced and directed This is Not Funny, Orgullo, Acronyms, Luchadora! and HELL. Skidis is developing and directing Lloronx for the 2019 Cohen New Works Festival, which dissects Latinx stereotypes using the folktale of "La Llorona." As an actor, Skidis has received two Saint Louis Theatre Circle Awards for outstanding performances as "Lizzie Borden" in Lizzie (New Line Theatre) and as "Ilse" in Spring Awakening (Stray Dog Theatre). skidisvargas.com