New and Improving

You know that geeky Mathlete who was picked on and shoved into lockers in high school? Well, now he’s all grown up and going to therapy for depression and social anxiety. Thanks a lot, teenagers. Our geek, Nathan, is convinced to attend a therapy mixer to “get out there” and “be social” with his peers. He meets two forces of nature he didn’t expect: Turk, a self-proclaimed ladies’ man, and Piper, a sarcastic smart aleck. With grace like a palm tree in a hurricane, they shove Nathan into the dating pool with a young woman named Abby. After a horrible date, some soul-searching, and an all-night coffee binge, Nathan leaps out of his comfort zone with his two new accomplices.

Janae Hatchett is a playwright and actor from Lubbock, Texas. She left Lubbock to complete her Bachelor's degree in Theatre at Angelo State University, where her love for playwriting blossomed. "New and Improving" is her first full-length play. She has also written a ten-minute play, titled "Would Not Recommend," which was chosen as a semi-finalist in the Stage It! 10 Minute Plays as well as a full production for the Camp Death Productions Spring Benefit. She has also completed a one-act, titled "Signing Off," and several sketches. She currently lives in Dallas, Texas, where she performs at local theatres, including Pocket Sandwich Theatre, Bishop Arts Theatre Center, and Theatre Coppell.

Reading: Thursday, April 23, 2020

7 p.m.: Question and Answer Session with the author

7:30 p.m.: Reading begins


Joshua Hahlen as Nathan

Dayna Fries as Linda

Amy Cave as Karen

Rachel Starkey as Lindsay

Shawn Gann as Hector

Carter Frost as Turk

Araceli Radillo as Beth

Marisa Duran as Piper

Amy Tucker as Rosemary

David Graham as Ted

Lyndi Wade as Sofia

Angelique Kimble as Amber

Taylor Donnelson as Abby

Bryan Douglas with Stage Direction and Narrations