(Photo provided by Abigail Carney)

Writer, screenwriter and playwright, Abigail Carney is this year’s melodrama author. She will be rewriting this Fall’s play, “Paris of the Pacific”, which will be holding auditions on July 13th and 14th at 6 PM at the Sitka Pioneer Home.

Carney talks about the history of the melodrama and discusses her other works in fiction and theater.

“Melodramas are a lot fun because, in addition to the cast, the audience is also encouraged to participate, and in Sitka it naturally makes sense to set one during the Alaska Day festivities,” she said.

Downloadable audio.

See more of Abigail Carney’s work at http://www.abigailcarney.com/.