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Awards Season

by Kari Bentley-Quinn

It's Awards Season, and Diane and Kim have both been nominated for Oscars in a film they co-starred in. Diane invites Kim over for what appears to be a celebratory drink. When it is revealed that Kim intends to come forward with sexual harassment allegations against the producer of their film, the two women struggle to come to terms with their already tenuous relationship, the Me Too movement, and what it means to be a woman in the entertainment industry.

Awards Season is an unflinching look at what we hold on to and what we give up to make our dreams come true. 

The Team

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Kari Bentley-Quinn(she/her) (PLAYWRIGHT)’s plays have been presented at or developed with Lesser America, Lark Play Development Center, Halcyon Theatre, The Secret Theatre, Artemisia Theater, Ashland New Plays Festival, Fringe NYC, and more. She has been a finalist for the O’Neill National Playwrights Conference, Bay Area Playwrights Festival, The Playwrights Realm Writing Fellowship, and the Public Theater Emerging Writers Group. Her plays include PAPER CRANES (Backstage Critic’s Pick), THE OCEAN THOUGHT NOTHING (O’Neill NPC Finalist), PREPARED (Kilroys List Honorable Mention), THE WORST MOTHER IN THE WORLD (Halcyon Theatre), WENDY AND THE NECKBEARDS (The Relentless Award Honorable Mention), and HYANNIS (Ashland New Plays Festival Winner).  Kari has an MFA in Playwriting from Hunter College, where she was the winner of the Rita and Burton Goldberg Award. She lives in Queens, New York.

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Tasha Holmes (she/her) (DIRECTOR) is an author and actress from Fredericksburg, Virginia implanted into Philadelphia, PA. During this time of the pandemic, Tasha, like many other actors, has found creative ways to still perform in a few zoom theatre productions, including In the End (as Emmy), Why Are You Like This? (as Caller 4 & 8), Night Witches (as Irina), and Freud and His Negro (as Beth). Awards Season is Tasha’s 6th production with Pulley and Buttonhole Theatre Company, but the 1st production she has directed. She is grateful for the opportunity to work with such talented and creative women to share this story.

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Adiah Hicks (she/her) (KIM) is a self proclaimed theatre jawn, trying to live her life like it's golden. A Philly native, she has worn many hats as an actor, director, sound designer, and writer. She is also a proud member of APA Class 25. In her spare time she likes to dance, make up silly songs, and buy books she'll probably never read. She has worked on sound design for Good Cuban Girls (Teatro Del Sol), Dream Rushes (Theatre Contra), the soon to be released  Unwound: Beyond The Labyrinth virtual concert. This is Adiah’s 10th production with PBTC and she is very glad to be working with such a wonderful team of women.

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Bridget Reilly Beauchamp (she/her) (DIANE) is the Founding Artistic Director of PBTC, and believes the silver lining of the coronavirus is getting to combine the PBTC ensemble in new and exciting ways.  Prior Roles: Lady Macbeth, Macbeth; Olivia, Twelfth Night; Beatrice, Much Ado About Nothing; Glory, Almost Maine; Titania, A Midsummer Night’s Dream  Bridget wishes to thank her family as always, and this extraordinary group of women for the trust we  placed in one another, and the beauty that came of it.

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