Richard Pacheco Playwrighting Award at Top's Slice Of Life New Works Festival
In honor of our late friend and fellow artist Richard Pacheco, Theatre One will present the first "Richard Pacheco Playwriting Award," of $100, to the playwright of the winning ten minute play, voted on by the audience, from ten Massachusetts and Rhode Island playwrights being performed at Theatre One Production’s Slice of Life New Works Festival, on June 7 and 8 at 7:30 pm, and Sunday June 9 at 2pm, at the Alley Theatre 133 Center St in Middleboro, MA. .
Richard was an award- winning playwright and a dear friend to all at Theatre One. His play SWAN SONG, was developed at Theatre One and went on to be voted "Best New Play," by the American Regional Theatre. The late Mr. Pacheco was a resident of New Bedford and along with playwrighting, he was an artist, actor, director, filmmaker, poet, fiction writer, educator, journalist and critic. He taught art—from pottery and painting, to computer graphics at New Bedford High School. He also worked as a journalist/arts critic for the New Bedford Standard-Times. He studied poetry under the mentorship of George Hayden and the late Daisy Aldan both Pulitzer Prize nominees. He was a SAG-AFTRA actor and worked regularly onstage, film and television. Tickets, Cash only $20 Gen admission and $18 for Seniors and Students. This program is supported in part by the Middleboro Cultural Council and Lakeville Arts Council and you our wonderful audience. We collect food donations at all our performances for the Middleboro COA Senior Pantry.