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 Facebook 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.  

This reading will be live streamed on We Happy Few's Facebook page.


Additional performance dates and specific plays are TBA.  However, we are proud to announce our team of directors for our additional virtual readings:

Dylan Arredondo

Aria Velz

Stan Kang

Stay tuned for more information about this project!


545 7th St SE, Washington, DC

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