TADA! Theatre | Oct 7th | 7 pm | 15 W 28th St, NYC

A House of One's Own: Elizabeth Bishop in Key West

Malcolm's play will be presented at TADA! Theatre on October 7th at 7 pm, along with 2016's other winning submissions. The TADA! venue is a Chelsea NY theatre shared between EAT performers and a children's theatre group. 

While "A House of One's Own" was performed last May in Key West by Fringe Theatre to much acclaim, there was no time set aside for audience feedback. EAT's New Works series provides time at the end of each play for comments and suggestions, which are highly encouraged.

Please join us on the 2nd floor (elevator available) for the play's performance and to offer your thoughts afterwards. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online here.

Malcolm Willison, old poet, new playwright, uses letters and poems in a monologue by young Elizabeth Bishop, later U.S. Poet Laureate (1949-50). A House of One’s Own chronicles, during WWII-era Key West, Bishop’s increasingly difficult relations with her house, her lovers and friends, and with poetry itself. Bishop talks of her purchase, occupancy, renting out, and finally selling her house at 624 White Street in Key West. She loved her house, while losing one partner (Louise Crane) and then another (Margaret Stevens). Sinking into alcoholism and writer’s block, young Elizabeth Bishop managed in the end to persevere in life as a poet. 

EAT New Work Series | 2016 Winner | Chelsea NYC

The Emerging Artists Theatre (EAT) New Work Series is a three-week developmental festival that provides artists of different disciplines the opportunity to present one night of a "work in progress" with audience feedback. A small group of applicants are selected annually to participate, and this year marks the 15th anniversary of the series. Successful Fringe, NYMF, and Off-Broadway shows have been born out of this festival.


Fringe Theatre | May 11th | 7 pm | KW

Join us in the Parish Hall of St. Paul's Episcopal Church at 401 Duval Street in Key West, FL for a free evening of theatre. All plays have been created by local writers in Toby Armour's playwriting workshop, and will be read by local actors with Fringe Theatre.

A rough draft of my short play, A House of One's Own: Elizabeth Bishop in Key West, will be performed as a monologue which intimately chronicles Bishop's life around the time she began living in Key West.