Free Staged Reading – “The Fade-Away Advantage” by Meryl Cohn
December 16 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
A writer and her life-long best friend meet at a Provincetown Airbnb to discuss an emergency plan they made years ago… but which plan is it? The plan to live together for the rest of their lives? Or the plan that would separate them forever? How far would you go to keep a promise to a friend? THE FADE-AWAY ADVANTAGE is a comedy about a deadly serious topic: Living in the face of mortality, while staying fully alive to the end.
Meryl Cohn’s playwriting awards include The ATHE Jane Chambers Playwriting Award, Massachusetts Cultural Council finalist, O’Neill National Playwrights Conference semi finalist (twice), The Eventide Arts Theater Award, and Curve Magazine’s Lesbian Theater Award. Reasons to Live was named a Favorite Play by The Cape Cod Times. Seven of Meryl’s full-length plays have been commissioned and produced by The Provincetown Theater. Her work has also been produced at W.H.A.T, the Skylight Theater, The Open Fist, TOSOS, The New York International Fringe Festival (extended in the Encore Series), The Soho Playhouse, The Cherry Pit, and Smith College, among others. Play publications include The Siegels of Montauk (in Lesbian and Queer Plays of the Jane Chambers Prize) and her monologue from And Sophie Comes Too was published in Best Women’s Stage Plays and Monologues, Smith & Kraus. She is also the author of the humor book Do What I Say: Ms. Behavior’s Guide to Gay and Lesbian Etiquette. She earned an MFA in Dramatic Writing at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. Meryl founded the ongoing Northampton Playwrights Lab in 2006 and is a proud member of the Dramatists Guild.
The Truro Playwright Collective is a group of established, local playwrights who present staged readings of their full-length works once a month from October through March.
Funding in part by the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod