Fall Reading Series

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November 4-December 9, 2017

All readings are free of charge, but reservations are encouraged.

For reservations, call our Box Office at 718.760.0064

Photo, from left to right: Traci Godfrey, Matthew Sheridan and Ted Malawer

Queens Theatre’s 2017 New American Voices Fall Reading Series

 

Saturday, November 4, 2017 - 8pm

Beach Glass

Written and Directed by Matthew Sheridan

It’s late summer on a quaint island in Long Island Sound when Charles and Marjorie Debolt, returning to Marjorie’s hometown on vacation, wander into a cluttered antique shop run by an eccentric local. As they converse, major secrets from the past are gradually revealed, and their lives are turned inside out in this sensitive, quietly explosive new play.

  

Saturday, November 18, 2017 - 8pm

The Anatomy of Love

By Ted Malawer
Directed by Jackson Gay

Laura is a hard-working lawyer, and Danny, an underemployed actor, is a stay-at-home dad. Their lives are capsized when when their seven-year old daughter’s teacher suggests that the child may be transgender. The couple is forced to grapple with the truth about their child, the fractures in their marriage, and their own beliefs about family and love.

 

Saturday, December 9, 2017 - 8pm

Sweet Texas Reckoning

By Traci Godfrey
Directed by Cailín Heffernan

Ellie Woolcott, a Southern Baptist woman fearing old age, attempts to reunite her daughter, Kate, with her longtime paramour in order to salvage her remaining years with a semblance of dignity. When Kate shows up with an unexpected guest, Ellie is forced to confront many demons, as Kate and Ellie both struggle to forgive.

 

 

 

About New American Voices

 

New American Voices (NAV), (formerly The Immigrant Voices Project), Queens Theatre's renowned new play development program, presents works by writers who represent the rich cultural diversity of the evolving populations of the borough of Queens, New York City and the United States.  Since its inception in 2002, approximately one hundred new works have received Play Readings, Showcases and Full Productions on Queens Theatre's three stages. Audiences have the unique opportunity to participate directly in the development process in post-show discussions with the playwrights, directors and actors.

 

Many writers whose early drafts or premiere productions of their work were presented through NAV have gone on to prominent careers in theatre, including Kristoffer Diaz, a Pulitzer Prize Finalist in 2010, Heather Raffo, the Lucille Lortel Award-winning Iraqi American playwright and actress, and Rajiv Joseph, whose play, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo which premiered at Queens Theatre in 2007, opened on Broadway in 2011.