Seret Scott, who has staged works at Second Stage, Center Stage, and the Old Globe, will direct a reading of Mary Gail's new play Jambulu July 13, 7 PM, at Collaborative Arts Project 21 (18 West 18th Street, 6th floor, in Manhattan). Extraterrestrial invasion, overpopulation and the depletion of the Earth's resources are just a few of the topics addressed in Jambulu, the story of Nella Jamu, a research chemist of African descent who becomes the first human being to endure a radical change of skin color. The event, co-sponsored by Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF) and CAP 21, is part of an on-going series. Admission is free but reservations are required. For reservations and additional information, call SDCF at (212) 302-5359.
Future readings are:
July 27: I Don't by Michele Rosenthal, directed by Robert Neal Marshall.
Aug. 10: The Bridge by Hart Crane, directed by Andrew Kranis, performed by Stephen Webber.
Aug. 24: Touch by Toni Press-Coffman, directed by Jackie Berger.
-- By Robert Simonson