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Playwright will get three productions for new work

Posted by: Graydon Royce under Theater, Behind the scenes, Minnesota artists Updated: August 21, 2013 - 1:02 PM

Playwright Carson Kreitzer has some good news. Her play "Lasso of Truth" has been selected for the National New Play Network's 40th rolling world premiere.

The network is a coalition of theater companies that gives new work a chance at several productions in the same year. In this case, Kreitzer's play will have premieres next season at the Marin Theatre Company in the San Francisco bay area, Synchronicity in Atlanta and Unicorn Theatre in Kansas City.

Kreitzer's work has appeared often on Twin Cities stages for more than a decade. In 2012, her "Flesh and The Desert," a play about Las Vegas, was done by the Workhaus Collective at the Playwrights' Center. She has another piece on Park Square's schedule for next May.

"Lasso of Truth," which was workshopped at the Playwrights' Center last March, is about William Moulton Marsden, creator of Wonder Woman (the lasso was a motif in the series). He also did development work for the polygraph machine so Kreitzer is hoping to find some synergy between the "truth" of the lasso and the "lie" detected through the machine.

He also had an interesting personal siutation, living with two women in a polyamorous relationship.

The play also will be part of The Lark's Playwrights' Week in New York, the last week of September.

Kreitzer lives in Minneapolis.

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