Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Autobiographical doc to screen at the MFA, Boston Dec. 5 & 9 and Medicine Wheel Productions, South Boston Dec. 13 as part of MFA Thesis Screenings

The legacy of the 1960s and the broken bonds of a multiracial family…

Flower Child © Angela M. Counts, 2013. Video Production Still. 
Pictured: Dell Hamilton and Susan Lloyd McGarry.


In the late 1990s, Angela Counts was a Van Lier Playwriting Fellow at New York Theatre Workshop in New York City. She was commissioned to write a new play, and thus began the journey of Flower Child


Written during boom economic times, the play questioned the collapse of “The American Dream”, the legacy of the 1960s, and the broken bonds of a multiracial family. 


In 2012, Angela rediscovered Flower Child and began filming rehearsals of her play and rediscovering the sources of its inspiration. In spite of her efforts to reconstruct the play she is drawn into an examination of herself. 


Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 

Alfond Auditorium

December 5 @ 12:30 pm 

December 9 @ 12:30 pm

465 Huntington Avenue, 
Boston, MA 02115
(617) 267-9300, www.mfa.org
Free ticketed event at museum ticket counter.


Medicine Wheel Productions, South Boston 

December 13 @ 7:00 pm

110 K Street - 2nd Floor, South Boston, MA 02127
(617) 268-6700, www.mwponline.org
MBTA: Redline Broadway Stop
#9 City Point Bus to K Street
Street parking. 
Free and open to the public.

**Master of Fine Arts Thesis Screenings School of the Museum of Fine Arts and Northeastern University

Flower Child © Angela M. Counts, 2013. Video Production Still. Pictured: Angela Counts.


Angela Counts is a filmmaker, performing artist, and writer whose dramatic plays have been presented across the country, including LaMama ETC and Theatre for the New City, in New York; Jubilee Theater in Texas; and the Prop Thtr Festival of New Plays in Chicago. 

Her short films have appeared in several group exhibitions in the greater Boston area, including Open Source at the New England Conservatory of Music. Angela is the recipient of the Kennedy Center’s Lorraine Hansberry award for her play, Hedy Understands Anxiety, which was published by Dramatic Publishing Company.

With Flower Child, an autobiographical documentary, Angela completed the Master of Fine Arts degree at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and Northeastern University, College of Media, Arts and Design. She holds a B.A. in Communications and M.F.A. in Playwriting from the University of Southern California.