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
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

2009 - Fallen Angels

Fallen Angels is the  untold story of the forgotten women pilots of WWII: a group of over 1000 women who bravely served their country with thirty eight of them making the ultimate sacrifice. During a time when most women didn't drive cars these women answered their country's call to ferry American military aircraft across the country. Fallen Angels is the story of a remakable group of women who would have never met except for the time they lived in. Their friendship would change the course of history and in so doing change their lives forever.



Matia Karrel

Based on Material by
Matia Karrel and CW Cressler
Lighting Director
Anthony Jackman

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2010 Memorial

Set in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina at Memorial Hospital this searing drama is imspired by true events.
At the heart: a young lesbian couple whose baby is at risk and the doctor who shocked a nation.

About the Playwrite: Anna Renée Pattison is pursuing her MFA in Playwriting at Boston University under Kate Snodgrass and Melinda Lopez. She is the recipient of the Robert Pinsky Global Fellowship, and the DeLuise Family Scholarship given by the California Alliance for Arts Education in recognition of being an “emerging artist.”

Some of her plays include Mirabai (Self-Realization Fellowship), Ogunquit, Absence of Light, Break the Horse’s Back, Family Home Evening, Treading on Sacred Ground and Goddesses (Loyola Marymount University). She is currently developing a new play on California’s Proposition 8, and this winter she will travel to Varanasi, India to write a play on the AIDS crisis.

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2011 Pulp

Time: Late July 1956
Setting: The Well – a tasteful, cocktail lounge, circa 1956, for “people of a certain ilk.”  A small stage is visible, as is a bar. Cocktail tables fill out the rest of the space.

“people of a certain ilk.”  A small stage is visible, as is a bar. Cocktail tables fill out the rest of the space.

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