Women’s collective Pipeline Playwrights to premiere magical comedy

Ann Timmons’s 'A Very Present Presence' to be group's first Zoom production.

Pipeline Playwrights announces its first production in its Our Time, Our Stories Zoom production series: the world premiere of Ann Timmons’s A Very Present Presence, directed by Catherine Tripp. This production will be available as video-on-demand, streaming from June 2 at 7 pm through June 16, 2021, at 7 pm (ET).

A Very Present Presence is a magical comedy that opens as Alice’s mid-life crisis is interrupted by a visitation from her long-dead great-aunt, who takes her on a journey through time. And Alice learns that her problems spring from sources deeper than she imagined. This show has everything: ghosts, time-travel, young love, craven lobbyists, protesting feminists, and tricky family relationships.

The play will feature Diane Cooper-Gould, Ty Corbin, Erin Denman, and Jennifer Pagnard. Pipeline will present live discussions via Zoom with the members of the play’s cast and creative team throughout the streaming period. Tickets for A Very Present Presence are available online.

A founding member of Pipeline Playwrights, Ann Timmons started out her theater career as an actor. After earning her MFA in Acting from the University of Illinois, she performed on regional stages, Off-Broadway, and in television and movies. Her plays have been produced in many venues—Off-Broadway and on national tour: Off the Wall: The Life and Works of Charlotte Perkins Gilman; Washington, D.C: Becoming Calvin; National tour: Beyond Shadowlands; Virginia tour: The Jamestown Adventure Express. Ann’s one-acts have been produced as part of How’s That Workin’ Out for Ya? and How’s That Workin’ Out For Ya? 2.0 at the Capital Fringe Festivals, 2018 and 2019, in Washington, D.C. Ann is looking forward to the COVID-postponed professional premiere of her play about American women’s suffrage, It’s My Party!, at Echo Theatre, Dallas in the fall of 2021. Currently living in NYC, Ann is a member of Actors’ Equity Association, SAG-AFTRA, The Dramatists Guild, Honor Roll! Find out more at anntimmons.com.

Our Time Our Stories is Pipeline’s series of new plays about women who overcome historical, social, and legal barriers to claim victory in their personal and public domains.

The members of Pipeline Playwrights: Crystal Adaway, Ann Timmons, Nicole Burton, Jean Koppen, and Patricia Connelly.

Pipeline Playwrights is a nonprofit, Northern Virginia–based collective founded by five women playwrights who support, promote, and present the work of women in theater and help move this work into the local and national theater pipeline. In addition to Ann Timmons, the members of Pipeline Playwrights include Crystal Adaway, Nicole Burton, Patricia Connelly, and Jean Koppen. www.pipelineplaywrights.org.


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