By: Kim Louise
Great Plains Theatre Commons
Erica Lauren Maholmes
Great Plains Theatre Commons offers a series of new play workshops in which playwrights put together a staged reading with actors, directors, a dramaturg, and a design consultant to visually respond to the play and create imagery, talk through technical ideas, and create a presentation supporting the play and playwright.
Frozen Charlottes follows four women who fear for their safety during a 1958 killing spree in Nebraska. When their city is ordered into lockdown, the women are trapped in a house together where they grapple with issues of identity, race, neurodiversity and power, discovering that the danger inside the home may be far greater than the one outside of it.