Neeley Gossett, an Atlanta playwright and Georgia Perimeter College Dunwoody adjunct instructor, has been selected to participate in the Kendeda Graduate Playwriting Competition.
On Thursday, Feb. 7, Gossett will read her play, “Roman Candle Summer,” a story of an Alabama society woman crossing paths with a 14-year-old girl in a foster home.
The Alliance/Kendeda competition solicits plays from MFA/graduate programs in the United States and selects four finalists and one winning play. The winning play will be featured as a full production during the Alliance Theatre’s season.
Gossett’s “Roman Candle Summer” was one of three plays selected for The Ethel Woolson Lab series in 2011. In fall 2012, her work was featured at the Lark Play Development Center in Manhattan, N.Y.
She holds an M.A. in English and an MFA in playwriting and has studied at the University of North Carolina, Marymount Manhattan College, Hollins University, the University of New Mexico and Georgia State University.
All readings of the competition are free and will be held in the third floor Black Box Theatre at the Woodruff Arts Center. To reserve your seat and support the local playwright, visit alliancetheatre. org or call 404-733-5000.