Different Strokes! Performing Arts Collective presents
Emerging Black Playwright Staged Reading Series
written by Lisa Langford
November 10 & 11, 2023
written by Mildred Inez Lewis
November 17 & 18, 2023
Two years ago, Different Strokes! partnered with American Myth Center to create “A Different Myth“, which seeks to amplify stories that center Black voices and characters. After reading through 48 submissions from emerging Black Playwrights, we selected three playwrights as members of our 2022 cohort and have spent the last two years working with them to develop new plays. Two of those plays (Dear God by Lisa Langford, and Juked by Mildred Inez Lewis) will see a full production later this season, but before that happens, we have one more phase. As part of the development process, each playwright has had the opportunity to hear actors read their words and get their feedback but now they are ready to hear from an actual audience about how the work impacts them. These live, fully cast, staged readings (script in hand) of the plays, allow the audience to engage with the material and provide feedback afterward. Your thoughts and observations as theater enthusiasts will be crucial in shaping the future development of these exciting new plays.
Your participation in these Staged Readings automatically makes you a member of our creative team -which gets you 20% savings on tickets to the full production.