Ollstein Play to Open Powers New Voices Festival at Old Globe

Opening on Saturday, January 13 at 4:00 p.m. with Laurel Ollstein’s They Promised Her the Moon – the Powers New Voices Festival at The Old Globe. “In They Promised Her the Moon, John Glenn is a household name, but Jerrie Cobb? Not so much. In 1960, Glenn was one of the famous “Mercury Seven” who trained at NASA to become the first American astronauts. But Cobb and 12 other women also underwent the same rigorous psychological and physical testing, some outscoring and outpacing their male counterparts. The men went to space, Jerrie Cobb was never given that chance. “

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Ollstein Play Selected for 13th Annual InspiraTO Festival in Toronto

Now these are the kinds of e-mails I love getting:
“Congratulations! …[We have] selected your ten-minute play as one of the plays for the 13th Annual InspiraTO Festival, Canada’s largest ten-minute play festival. We had 1,025 play submissions this season.” This play has travelled more than I have.

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