New Play Festival at Players Club of Swarthmore

by Patricia Bradford

The Players Club of Swarthmore presents a reading of three new plays by local authors, directed on the PCS Second Stage by Rose Azrael and Ellen Wilson Dilks, both of Media. The playwrights are Quinlan Schultz of Swarthmore and Lisa Lutwyche of Chester County. The plays are The Waiting Room by Quinlan Schultz and two by Lisa Lutwyche, Getting the News and So Busy.

All three plays will be presented on two successive evenings, March 6th and 7th at 8:00. Admission is $5.00 at the door.

Quinlan Schultz, who is currently a student at Hampshire College in Amherst, wrote The Waiting Room during a course where students analyzed two genres of theater, absurdism and magical realism. Though this is his first “actual play,” Quinlan has a love for the written and spoken word. He is an avid reader and loves to tell stories. He claims Stephen Sondheim and Samuel Beckett as his influences.

Lisa Lutwyche lives in southern Chester County. She is an adjunct English professor at Cecil College in Maryland. She has been a writer all her life, with an MFA in creative writing from Goddard College in Vermont. She began as a poet and fiction writer, but has been writing plays for over five years. “Once I saw my written words embodied in human form, I was hooked,” Lisa exclaimed. She cites as her most influential playwrights David Mamet, Wendy Wasserstein, and Sam Shepard. Her play So Busy was published in a literary magazine but has never been produced; she is excited to see it on stage.

The Players Club is located at 614 Fairview Road in Swarthmore, PCS Second Stage shows are not handicapped-accessible.


Short version: The Players Club presents readings of three new plays by local playwrights on Friday and Saturday nights, March 6 and 7.


Press contact: George Mulford, 610-328-4134,


Photo captions:

Garrett Schultz is the author of The Waiting Room, to be given a reading on Friday and Saturday nights March 6 and 7 at the Players Club of Swarthmore.

Lisa Lutwyche is the author of Getting the News and So Busy, to be given a reading on Friday and Saturday nights March 6 and 7 at the Players Club of Swarthmore.

Theater/Organization Players Club of Swarthmore
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Theater/Organization Address: 614 Fairview Avenue Swarthmore, Pennsylvania 19081 (Map It)
Theater/Organization Phone: (610)328-4271

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