LAST SUMMER AT BLUEFISH COVE evolves around a woman spending her last summer with her family of friends, at the same time having unexpectedly fallen in love. Chambers wrote LAST SUMMER AT BLUEFISH COVE in 1980 for The Glines First Gay American Arts Festival, audiences and critical raves soon moved this ground breaking play to Off-Broadway. The choice of play and playwright has significant meaning as Provincetown Cares inaugural performance because of Jane Chambers personal story. On February 18, 1983 she died of a brain tumor.
About Jane Chambers
JANE CHAMBERS won many awards for her plays, which appeared on stage in New York City, throughout the U.S.A. and abroad, as well as for her T.V. writing. Included among those awards were, in 1971 the Connecticut Educational Television Award, in 1972, a Eugene O'Neill fellowship, in 1973 a National Writer's Guild Award and subsequently the Villager, Dramalogue, Critics Circle Awards and the Gay Artists Media Award, the Robby, the Oscar Wilde Award, the Betty Award and The Fund for Human Dignity Award, as well as a proclamation from Los Angeles for Outstanding Theatre. She also wrote articles for such publications as HARPERS and the New York Times. Ms. Chambers' prolific output was cut short by her untimely death from cancer in 1983. She left a legacy so compelling, that a playwriting award was named in her honor that same year and continues to this day singling out the exceptional feminist plays and their authors.
Jane Chambers Playwriting Award
This Award is administered by the Women in Theatre Program. The Jane Chambers Playwriting Award recognizes plays and performance texts created by women that present a feminist perspective and contain significant opportunities for female performers. This annual award is given in memory of lesbian playwright Jane Chambers who, through her plays A Late Snow, Last Summer at Bluefish Cove, My Blue Heaven, Kudzu, and The Quintessential Image, became a major feminist voice in American theater.
Last Summer At Bluefish Cove
2 STAGED READINGS ONLY
Friday October 17th 8pm
Saturday October 18th 4pm
214 Commercial Street
Writer Jane Chambers
Director Lynn d'Angona
Stage Director Kristen Hatch Lighting Director Anthony Jackman