Emerging LGBTQ Playwrights Showcased at The Center

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The bi-monthly readings provide a space for emerging LGBTQ+ theatre artists and allies to present works in progress.

Presented by Tom Kirdahy Productions (The Visit, Anastasia, It’s Only a Play), in association with The LGBT Center’s Arts and Cultural Program, the reading series showcases the work of LGBTQ+ artists and allies. The series is curated by TKP associates Sally Cade Holmes and Logan Reed.

The readings are free with a suggested donation of $10 in which all proceeds go to the LGBT Center.

Here’s a look at upcoming readings:

On October 18 at 7 PM, The Center will present The Dangerous House of Pretty Mbane, by Jen Silverman, and directed by Saheem Ali.

Here’s how it’s billed: “Pretty Mbane runs a safe-house for lesbians in one of the most dangerous neighborhoods in South Africa. Her former lover, Noxolo, has fled to London on a soccer scholarship and plans never to return. But when Pretty Mbane vanishes, Noxolo must return to Capetown, in the chaos of the 2010 World Cup, and face the world she thought she left behind. As Noxolo joins forces with a British journalist who has his own agenda, she must confront not only the work Pretty has done, but also Noxolo’s own complicated relationship to her identity and her nationality.”

Wolf Play will be presented December 7 at 7 PM. Hansol Jung’s play will be directed by Leigh Silverman.

It’s characterized asa messy, funny, disturbing theatrical experience grappling with a wolf, a puppet and a very prickly problem of ‘what is a family, and what do we need from them today?’ Hansol Jung's script is the tale of a Korean boy and the struggle between his former adoptive father and his new parents, a lesbian couple.”

Click here to RSVP. The LGBT Center is located at 208 West 13th Street in the West Village.

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