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Cassandra Lewis was selected by The Break-Away Project in Dublin, Ireland to participate in an exciting transatlantic theatre production called Connecting Creativity.  Five American writers are paired with five Irish actors and five Irish writers are paired with five American actors.  Cassandra was paired with the great Dublin-based actress Diana O’Connor. Based on a Skype meeting the […]

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Bastille Arts was founded to create and promote stories about modern-day heroes.  Our stories often explore social justice issues, such as mental illness, the prison system, immigration, political corruption, and many other lighthearted topics. This year our writer celebrated Bastille Day by witnessing a truly awesome annual tradition in Philadelphia.  The Bearded Ladies, a cabaret […]

A monologue from American Lullaby by Cassandra Lewis has been published in The Best Men’s Stage Monologues & Scenes 2012. The anthology also includes works by José Rivera, Stephen Adly Guirgis, Katori Hall, Y. York, Adam Rapp, Adam Bock, Don Nigro, and Jesse Eisenberg. Editor Lawrence Harbison described Cassandra Lewis as one of the “exciting up-and-comers” […]

A monologue from American Lullaby by Cassandra Lewis has been published in The Best Women’s Stage Monologues & Scenes 2012 by Smith & Kraus.  The anthology also includes work by David Lindsay-Abaire, Stephen Adly Guirgis, José Rivera, Katori Hall, and Adam Rapp. American Lullaby made its world premiere at the Manhattan Repertory Theatre. Play Synopsis: When […]

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Cassandra Lewis has been accepted to the 2013 Yale Writers’ Conference.  She has been invited to join the playwriting workshop led by the great Donald Margulies. The Conference is in June at Yale University.

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Literacy Is Power, a book by Cassandra Lewis Slattery is now available for purchase. Literacy Is Power is for everyone, beginners and experienced teachers, who want to take action against illiteracy. Literacy Is Power offers everything you need to start your own teen and adult literacy program or volunteer as a literacy instructor. If you […]

Smith & Kraus just released The Best Ten-Minute Plays, 2011, which includes Waiting for a Fix by Cassandra Lewis.  The play recently made its world premiere at The American Globe Theatre in New York City.

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If it seems like things have been quiet around Bastille Arts, it’s for a good reason.  Cassandra Lewis has been finalizing a satirical novel about aspiring artists.  Stay tuned for publication information.  Meanwhile, Smith & Kraus will soon release The Best Ten-Minute Plays 2011, in which Cassandra’s play Waiting for a Fix will be published.

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Depression: A Comedy by Cassandra Lewis was produced by Three Roses Players in Los Angeles on October 25, 26, 27, & 30 and won the most votes as the audience’s favorite play.

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Cassandra Lewis was invited to attend The 2011 Kennedy Center Summer Playwriting Intensive. While it was an honor to be accepted to this world renowned playwriting program, she was unable to attend due to obligations that enable her to pay the bills.  She hopes to be accepted again in the future.