2018/19 SCRIPT-IN-HAND SERIES
Free readings of plays-in-progress

SHORT PLAYS FROM THE
THEATRE ARTISTS OF COLOR WRITING WORKSHOP:
GUISE by Chris Curtlett & DOLs by Dee-Dee Darby-Duffin
Edward Lewis Theatre Festival
City Library (Main Branch)

Sunday, February 10, 2pm
directed by Jerry Rapier
read by Tyler Fox, Tristan Johnson, Brian Kocherhans, Darby Mest, Katie Jones Nall, Yolanda Stange

GUISE is about navigating being a man in today’s world.
In DOLs, two nerdy girls become fast friends in the most awkward situation.

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BALTHAZAR
Wednesday, April 3, 7pm
by Debora Threedy
directed by Jamie Rocha-Allan
read by Kirt Bateman, Nicki Nixon
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What if Portia’s appearance in court dressed as a man in Shakespeare’s THE MERCHANT OF VENICE was not the first time she’d cross-dressed? An exploration of gender, gender rebels and the nature of desire.

From the author of THE END OF THE HORIZON (2008), WALLACE (co-written with Jenifer Nii, 2010), THE THIRD CROSSING (2012) and ONE BIG UNION (2016).

DONNA
Wednesday, October 24, 7pm
by Jenifer Nii
directed by Alexandra Harbold
read by Colleen Baum, Dee-Dee Darby-Duffin,
April Fossen, Yolanda Stange
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A re-imagining of DON QUIXOTE: modern-day women find and face their own windmills – which, it turns out, warrant more than tilting.

From the author of WALLACE (co-written with Debora Threedy, 2010), THE SCARLET LETTER (2012), SUFFRAGE (2013), RUFF! (2015), KINGDOM OF HEAVEN (2016) and THE WEIRD PLAY (2018).

Series sponsored by Lee & Audrey Hollaar

Series stage managed by Catherine Heiner

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See, the Stasi thrived through a network of paid or blackmailed informants. “They” were largely made up of regular men and women. “They” were not always in uniforms. “They” were your brothers, mothers, co-workers, college professors, and favorite uncles. “They” were like you, and “They” were not necessarily after an obvious out-group. And, as I explore in my play, “They” might have been as afraid of their bosses as anyone else.

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