expanding the canon
A series of virtual readings that go way beyond Shakespeare
Join us this season as we dig into a series of classical plays and adaptations written by queer, indigenous, female, non-binary, Black, Latinx, or non-western playwrights. The readings will be broadcast live on youtube and open to the public for free. The reading of the play will be followed by a facilitated discussion of the work.
OCTOBER 24 at 7:30pm
Meet Me In The Nunnery
Written by Amber Smithers and Daniel Rosen
Directed by Des'ree Brown
Meet Me In The Nunnery takes the relationship between Ophelia and Hamlet and reimagines it as a modern day romance. Ophelia and Hamlet are just two people who want to be loved, but they find themselves by-products of hook-up culture, youtube, and Instagram; conditioned to believe that they are not worthy of love or of each other. Meet Me In The Nunnery forcefully asks the question: when you love someone, are they responsible for saving you?
This reading will be available to attend live on youtube. More details to come.
Additional performance dates and specific plays are TBA. However, we are proud to announce our team of directors for our additional virtual readings:
Stay tuned for more information about this project!