expanding the canon
A series of virtual readings that go way beyond Shakespeare
Join us 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, open to the public, and held in non-traditional theatre spaces to facilitate conversation between the artists and the audience.
HOUSE OF DESIRES
Written by Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz
Directed by Esteban Marlmolejo-Suarez
with a new adaptation of Los Empeños de una Casa
from Esteban Marmolejo-Suarez & Alex Berrios
Two women are in love with the same man. Two men are in love with the same women. Now, lock them all in a single house and see what happens! Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, the famed Mexican poet and nun, sets out to write a Spanish Golden Age farce, with amazing success. Leaning into every convention the genre holds (including not one, but TWO lights-out scenes!), Sor Juana both embraces and gently parodies the genre. Love, jealousy, and ego collide with coincidence, elaborate schemes, and drag to create an utterly ridiculous and endlessly entertaining night at the theatre.
This staged reading will be presented at Big Bear Cafe's upstairs bar.
Join us for food, drink, and an evening of theatre.
Gabby Wolfe, Robert Pike, Melanie Terrazas, Cristina Casais, Luisa Romero,
Chino Aguilar, Anthony De Souza, & Zack Almquist
Doors open at 6pm for drinks and food
Show starts at 7pm
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
THE STORY OF THE 47 RONIN
Directed & Adapted by Dylan Arredondo
October 16, 2021
Written by Gabby Wolfe
Directed by Mauricio Pita
October 30, 2021
Written by Jiehae Park
Directed by Ashley Mapley-Brittle
February 22, 2023