Script Night: The Ghosts of Gray’s Pond by Karen Frank

Script Night: Monday, September 13, 2010

The Ghosts of Gray’s Pond by Karen Frank

Monday, September 13, 2010

Social Mixer: 6:00 – 7:00 pm Appetizers from Holy Land; Cash Bar: Beer, Wine, & Soda

Reading: 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Q&A; with Writer: 9:00 – 10:00 pm

SWW Members $10.00 and Non-Members $15.00

The Jungle Theater 2951 Lyndale Ave S (at Lake Street) Uptown Minneapolis (Large parking lot behind theater with cheap parking)

Come hear a staged reading of The Ghosts of Gray’s Pond, which won the $25,000 McKnight Fellowship for Screenwriting in 2009. Professional actors cast by Moore Talent. Directed by Peter Moore. Benefits for writers, actors, filmmakers, and directors – hear a script brought to life, which helps develop your ear for dialogue and your imagination of settings and action.

Logline/Synopsis: In 1760, young Molly Porter vowed to discover who killed her brother William. Over two centuries later, when Ph.D. candidate Susan Kaminski investigates the mysterious death of her best student, she stumbles upon two hundred years of suspicious drownings beginning with William Porter. Molly left behind a key to solving the mystery, but can Susan unravel the clues before she becomes one of The Ghosts of Gray’s Pond?

Writer’s Bio: Before studying screenwriting at Minneapolis Community and Technical College, Karen Frank was a Ph.D. candidate in Theater History at the University of Minnesota. Nine years as a graduate assistant (at the U and at Ohio University) gave her plenty of fodder for the modern portion of The Ghosts of Gray’s Pond. She was also a finalist in the 2008 McKnight Competition for her screenplay Grave Matters, and her short script Deaf Be Not Proud won the 2009 SWW Script to Screen Competition.

Sponsored by Screenwriters’ Workshop, Frederickson & Byron Law Firm, Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, Minnesota Film & TV Board, and Minneapolis Community & Technical College.