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The Austens: a new play by Sarah Rose Kearns

"The Austens" is a full-length, eight-character play about the family that lived at Chawton Cottage in the summer of 1810. It is the current work-in-progress of artistic director Sarah Rose Kearns, who conducted research on the spot in Chawton, UK in 2022, through a fellowship from The Jane Austen Society of North America. It was written, in part, during a residency at Waterman's Community Center on North Haven Island, Maine.

Please click here to read an excerpt from the script, along with a short profile of the playwright, on the blog for The Jane Austen Summer Program. 

Or click here to learn about "Manydown," a biographical play about Jane Austen in 1802.

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