Casting Set for Free Reading of Hudes' Belly May 16

News   Casting Set for Free Reading of Hudes' Belly May 16
The free Out Loud reading series continues May 16 with Quiara Hudes' Yemaya's Belly.

Presented by Ars Nova and the Underwood Theater, the 7 PM reading will feature the talents of Stephanie Beatriz, Alexis Camins, Gilbert Cruz, Joaquin Torres and Brigette Viellieu-Davis. Peter Sampieri directs.

Yemaya's Belly, according to production notes, is a "magical coming of-age story about one boy’s journey across the 'middle passage,' and the tragedies that catapult him into manhood."

Playwright Quiara Hudes has also written The Adventures of Barrio Grrrl!, Holy Broth and Coconut Therapy, and she is currently developing her new play Elliot, A Soldier's Fugue. She is the recipient of The Clauder Prize, the Paula Vogel Award in Playwriting, the KCACTF Latina Playwriting Award, the Weston Prize and The International Women’s Playwriting Festival.

Although the reading is free, reservations are required by calling (212) 977- 1700. All Out Loud readings are held at the Ars Nova Theater, located at 511 West 54th Street, west of Tenth Avenue. Visit for more information.

* The Out Loud series will offer Christopher Shinn's The Coming World June 20 at 7 PM. Pablo Schreiber and Michelle Williams co-star.

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