Would You Rather? CONFEDERATES style

In Confederates, journalists Will and Stephanie face a difficult choice on the campaign trail. Is it better to honor one’s personal beliefs or journalistic integrity? As Will asks, “Is it better to be right or to be first?”

Imagine you are a journalist – which of these options would you choose?

Would you rather…

Follow the Clinton campaign or the Trump campaign?

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#TBT- Suzanne Bradbeer at the 2015 New Works Festival

As we prepare for Opening Night of Confederates next week, let’s take a look back at this interview with playwright Suzanne Bradbeer from last year’s New Works Festival! This high stakes political drama is the latest festival reading to come to life on our mainstage, following in the tradition of audience favorites such as Jane Austen’s EMMA, Memphis, The North Pool, last season’s Triangle and tokyo fish story, and many others.

Here, Bradbeer weighs in on the inspiration behind Confederates, the changing nature of political journalism, and her New Works Festival experience:

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Meet the cast of CONFEDERATES!

Just in time for the election year, Suzanne Bradbeer’s Confederates will open our 2016/2017 Season. A smash hit with audiences at last year’s New Works Festival, this politically-charged drama will also mark our 67th world premiere. Meet the team of actors bringing Bradbeer’s provocative new work to life:

Jessica Lynn CarrollJESSICA LYNN CARROLL (Maddie) is delighted to return to TheatreWorks, having previously appeared in Auctioning the Ainsleys and multiple New Works Festivals. Ms. Carroll most recently performed at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park in The Revolutionists as Marie Antoinette; other regional credits include I and You and Bellwether at Marin Theatre Company, Jesus in India at Magic Theatre, and The Big Meal at San Jose Repertory Theatre. Additionally in the Bay Area, she has been seen at Crowded Fire Theater (Truck Stop), Center REPertory Company (Boeing-Boeing), and Encore Theatre Company (Hookman), where she is also an associate artist. Ms. Carroll earned her BFA in acting from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. Continue reading