New Work Development

We’re passionate about developing new work that speaks to the experiences of our community. In addition to readings of new plays, Front Porch commissions artists to create new pieces that will celebrate, challenge, and connect to our community. Read on to get a glimpse of our current projects under development.

Chronic Fatigue by Kimberly Belflower

Chronic Fatigue is a new play by Southern playwright Kimberly Belflower in development with Front Porch Arts Collective. This August, we’ll be working with Kimberly, Front Porch’s first artist-in-residence, and five spectacular actors (three of whom are FPAC founders!) to bring this intimate drama to life on stage for the first time. Chronic Fatigue tells the story of Gracie, a twenty-something who left her small Southern family to pursue her dream of becoming a poet in New York.

But then, she comes back.

Kimberly Belflower taps into the universal experience of a broken dream and situates it within a uniquely Southern narrative, filled with authentic characters recognizable to anyone who’s experienced the search for happiness and fulfillment.


The Mill Project

The Mill Project is a collaborative, multi-disciplinary project exploring the mill history of Greenville and the Upstate from 1900-1930. Alexa Woodward, Daniel Machado, Mel Washington, Andre Webb, Naina Dewan, Stephanie Cureton, Sarah Blake, and Daniel McCord have all collaborated under Prentiss Standridge’s artistic vision to develop a piece that examines our past and looks to our future. An in-development sharing of The Mill Project was performed in August of 2014 as a part of our Potluck Arts Festival, and we look forward to continuing to develop and refine this work.