The next play in the reading series is . . .

Last night we inaugurated the Davenport Developmental Reading Series with a terrific performance of Alex Webb’s Amelia.  Thanks to everyone who came and participated in the terrific conversation that occurred afterwards.

And now it’s time to announce the next play!

The 2nd in the 2010 series will be . . .  Steven Owad’s Heartland.

Heartland is . . . “ a drama about three young men on the brink of self-destruction in
Middle America. Loners in a small community, they form a
deadly triangle tempered by violence, revenge and
a ruthless alpha-male need for control. To save themselves, they will have
to scrape together an inner strength that has eluded them all their lives.”

This play came to us via submission from up north.  The author, Steven Owad, lives and writes in Calgary, Alberta.  His works include the
novels Bodycheck and Brother’s Keeper and short stories and
poetry in U.S.
and Canadian literary magazines. As a journalist, he has published news,
business and feature stories as well as more than 300 film, book and theater
reviews.  You can learn more about Steve at

Heartland will be directed by my ol’ Altar Boyz pal and the director of the recent Roundabout production of The Tin Pan Alley Rag, and the reading of Carrie, Stafford Arima.

Actors TBA.

The reading will take place on Monday, June 14th.  Place TBD.

To RSVP, email

For more info on the series, including how to submit for consideration for the September 13th reading, click here.

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