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 in-person at CHAW and open to the public. The reading of the play will be followed by a facilitated discussion of the work.
Health & Safety Policies
Audiences must bring proof of vaccination and remain masked during the performance. All attendees will be asked to perform a temperature check upon entrance to CHAW.
The Story of the 47 Ronin
Directed and Adapted by Dylan Arredondo
The noble Lord Hangwan has been wronged by Lord Moronao and sentenced to death by the Shogun. Hangwan's lands are confiscated and his household are left to become ronin: samurai without master or honor. Yoranosuke sets a plan in motion to unite the forty-seven ronin on a path of honor and revenge.
Adapted from the text written by Takeda Izumo, Miyoshi Shoraku, & Namiki Senryu. Translated by Jukichi Inouye
Featuring:Linda Bard, Kristyn Lue, Kyosin Kang, Kerry McGee, Paige O'Malley, Toni Rae Salmi, & Aria Velz
7:30pm at CHAW
Written by Gabby Wolfe
Directed by Mauricio Pita
"You'd better behave, or La Llorona will get you!" The weeping woman of Latin American myth and legend is more than just a warning for misbehaving youths. This ghost story takes us on a horrifying journey back in time to meet La Llorona in the flesh and to watch as the tragic young woman becomes a thing of nightmares. This reading will be the premiere of a new play.
Featuring: Fabiolla Brennecke, Carol Cadby,
Caroline Dubberly, Jordanna Hernandez,
Victor Salinas, & Jon Reynolds
7:30pm at CHAW
Meet Me In The Nunnery
Written by Amber Smithers and Daniel Rosen
Directed by Des'ree Brown
October 24, 2020
Death, Sex, & Soju
An Evening of Korean Fairy Tales
Written by Soo-Jin Lee
Directed by Stan Kang
April 30, 2021