The morning event will feature readings of selected scenes from eight of the ten new plays that were commissioned by Second Stage's Time Warner Commissioning Program.
Those taking part in the readings of the plays will include Carlo Alban, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Tala Ashe, Carolyn Baeumler, Michi Barall, David Wilson Barnes, Quincy Tyler Bernstine, Reed Birney, Brienin Bryant, Reg E. Cathey, Caroline Stefanie Clay, Joel de la Fuente, Angel Desai, Colman Domingo, Saidah Arrika Ekulona, Jamie Farr, Lynda Gravatt, Carla Harting, Christine Toy Johnson, Albert Jones, Isabel Keating, Patrick Kerr, Sue Jean Kim, Adriane Lenox, Terrence Mann, Martin Moran, Nick Offerman, Kellie Overbey, Lorenzo Pisoni, Roslyn Ruff, Jeremy Shamos, Ryan Shams, Brian J. Smith, Myra Lucretia Taylor, Sharon Washington and Welker White.
The works that will be presented include:
Buzzer by Tracey Scott Wilson (featuring Carolyn Beaumler and David Wilson Barnes) The two other Time Warner-commissioned playwrights, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Lynn Nottage, will attend the festival to discuss their plays but will not present a scene.
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