FM50 Reading Series: MEXICO, by Hilary Bettis 6/2

Posted by MB - May 28, 2013


“The Feminine Mystique: 50 Years Later” reading series continues this Sunday, June 2nd at 7pm, with a FREE reading of Hilary Bettis’ new play, MEXICO at ART/NY’s Bruce Mitchell Room.



In this twisted, modern day “Glass Menagerie,” a disillusioned young woman dreams of escaping the trap of a life she shares with her father and son.  But just what might get her to actually pack up and head to her imagined paradise, Mexico? And are  some dreams only meant for other people?



Hilary Bettis is the first recipient of the James McLure Fellowship for playwriting from New River Dramatists. She received the Sloan/EST commission (Dakota Atoll) and a private commission from Carol Ostrow Productions (untitled play in development) in 2011. She was the 2009 recipient of the John N. Wall Fellowship for playwriting at Sewanee Writer’s Conference. She received two fellowships from New River Dramatists in 2009. She was a 2010 semi-finalist for the Julliard Lila Acheson Wallace Playwright Fellowship. Her play, Mexico, was nominated for the 2010 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize. She was the recipient of a one-time grant from Cherry Jones and Abingdon Theatre Company to support an emerging female playwright. Hilary has had readings and workshops with New Georges, The Lark, EST, Abingdon, Barrow Street, and The Aurora Fox in Denver. Her play, American Girls, was produced Off-Broadway at 45th Street Theatre in 2008, was anthologized in Best Monologues of 2009 and Best Stage Scenes of 2008both published by Smith & Kraus, and McFarland & Company, Inc. published the complete play. She collaborated with SilverLine Cinema on her debut short film, B’Hurst, which she also acted in and executive produced. B’Hurst has screened at the 2011 Williamsburg Film Festival, the 2012 IFS Festival (she won best actress in a short), and was a finalist for the 2012 Nashville Film Festival.

Hilary began acting professionally as a teenager. She has been in national commercials, television pilots, independent films, and numerous New York and regional theater productions. She is a member of SAG, AEA, Dramatists Guild, The Drama League, TCG, Playwrights’ Center, and Fractured Atlas. She is a member of EST and an affiliated artist with New Georges. She is a staff writer for Hilary lives in Brooklyn, New York with her three cats and is a proud owner of two Arabian horses. In her free time Hilary rides horses and dabbles on the violin.

Project Y Theatre Company’s “FM50 Reading Series” presents: 

MEXICO, by Hilary Bettis

Sunday, June 2nd at 7pm

ART/NY Bruce Mitchell Room,  520 8th Avenue, 3rd Floor


RSVP via Facebook HERE!

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