The 2020 Ashland (OR) New Plays Festival will feature William Cameron's prize-winning drama, Truth Be Told.
While we can all agree that 2020 is a train wreck, my play Truth Be Told is having a pretty good year. In March, the play was awarded the Stanley Drama Award from Wagner College. Next week, the same play will be included in the prestigious Ashland New Plays Festival in Ashland, Oregon. The Festival is going virtual this year due to the Covid-19 crisis; the upside is that more people will have the opportunity to see the plays. There will be two Zoom readings of Truth Be Told:
Wednesday, October 21, at 7:30 pm Pacific Time
Saturday, October 24, at 1:00 pm Pacific Time
Lavina Jadhwani will direct Mia Morris and Amy Kim Waschke in the contemporary drama. Kathleen Abedon’s teenage son Julian carries an automatic weapon into his workplace and opens fire. When the smoke clears, fourteen people are dead, Julian among them. One year later, when true-crime writer Jo Hunter comes to town to interview Kathleen for a book on the shooting, the grief-stricken mother seeks to convince the skeptical journalist that Julian has been framed. At a time in our history when the truth is under attack on a daily basis, Truth Be Told explores the nature of objective truth and the ways in which we manipulate and distort it to serve our own ends.