SPF 12: THE BIG RED NAUGAHYDE BOOTH (OR, WOULD-BE ELKS)
A comedy about negotiations, acceptance and belonging, The Big Red Naugahyde Booth (or, Would-be Elks) tracks the cocktails and confessions of a group of women who regularly meet to drink and dish. But on this particular evening of excess, a girls’ night out becomes a surreal exploration of female bonds in a changing world.
Revised in 2020 for a private Zoom reading (Laura Stribling, Director); EST/LA Winterfest Reading March, 2014 (Matthew Elkins, Director); Theatricum Botanicum Reading Nov, 2005 (Louis Fantasia, Director). Semi-Finalist, 2009 O’Neill Playwrights Conference.
Jennie Webb is an LA-based playwright and dramaturg (she created the new play development program, Seedlings, at Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum), with works produced by Inkwell Theater, Rogue Machine Theatre, EST/LA, Santa Monica Rep, Virginia Avenue Project, Road Theatre, Theatre of NOTE and La Jolla Playhouse’s WOW Festival as well as in Canada, the UK, India, Iceland, and at numerous colleges/universities. Her plays have been developed by Great Plains Theatre Conferences, The Playwrights’ Center, Moving Arts, Blank Theatre, Playground-LA, Little Black Dress INK, Rogue Artist Ensemble and Road Theatre’s Summer Playwrights Festivals and “Under Construction” Playwrights Group. National recognition includes Finalist (O’Neill, City Theatre Short Play Festival) and Semi-Finalist (O’Neill, PlayPenn, Athena Project, Trustus Theatre Festival) nods; she is the recipient of Max K. Lerner Fellowships and a Women in Theatre Red Carpet Award. Member: the Playwrights Union, EST/LA, Honor Roll!, Dramatists Guild; co-founder: LA Female Playwrights Initiative (LAFPI). jenniewebbsite.com
Laura Stribling has directed more than one hundred reading and productions. Other of Jennie Webb’s plays she’s directed include Footprints and Gobpile.