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Beger's play selected to be read at Kansas City venue this weekend

December 2, 2015

Senior Heather Beger’s play, “Snowman,” was one of four short plays selected to be read at Potluck Productions First Friday Play Reading this weekend.

Potluck Productions is a Kansas City-based organization that showcases scripts written by women playwrights.

This weekend’s event, which will begin at 8 p.m. Friday at the Uptown Arts Bar in Kansas City, features plays written by college students competing in a two-state competition.

Beger’s play centers on a 12-year-old girl who is coping with the death of her brother. She gets support from a surprising source.

Beger is earning a B.F.A. in Creative Writing with a Scriptwriting emphasis. She wrote a first draft of the play in Kate Berneking Kogut’s Intro to Scriptwriting class her first year and first presented it at a Scriptwriting Showcase on campus in 2013.

She has continued reworking the script over the years, and it is now part of her Senior Project.

“I'm very excited to see an interpretation of my play without being a part of the rehearsal process for once,” she said. “And getting to meet other playwrights is, I'm sure, going to be awesome.”

Kogut agreed that having it read by a new audience will be an advantage.

“Heather will gain a lot of insights about her play hearing it read by these professional actors,” she said.

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