Three Girls Never Learnt the Way Home by Matthew Paul Olmos
Monday, October 22, 4pm
Directed by Elena Araoz
with Alfie Fuller, Déa Julien, Danielle Slavick, Stephanie Weeks,
After being bussed to a newly integrated high school, three friends find themselves straddling two different worlds and fighting to not get lost or lose each other. Poetic and visceral, this play explores the question of what happens to children caught in the middle of complicated adult fears.
Pose by Rae Binstock
Tuesday, October 23, 4pm
Directed by Ellie Heyman
with Cleo Gray, Olli Haaskivi, Kathryn Kates, Zdenko Martin, Tom Pecinka, Nicole Spezio, Stephanie Weeks
The job of a figure model is simple: strip, pose, and whatever you do, keep still. But when Jiin, a veteran model, finds herself sharing the stage with Henry, an opinionated newcomer, her usual ways of holding herself together no longer seem enough. As lines between the two models are drawn, blurred, and eventually crossed, she risks being truly exposed.
Manar by Melis Aker
Wednesday, October 24, 7pm
Directed by Whitney White
with Justin Ahdoot, Melis Aker, Jamar Brathwaite, Sinan Eczacibasi, Robin Galloway, Rick Holmes
In Dearborn, a white teenage boy fascinated by Islam has disappeared, and his mother is convinced that she sees his eyes behind the veil of an executioner in an ISIS video. His father tries to reach out to the Muslim girl and shopkeeper their son had befriended, which further ignites the cultural segregation between them, dredging up memories and paranoia that threaten the community’s fragile peace.
Tongue Tied Tight, and Delivered by Kirsten Greenidge
Thursday, October 25, 4pm
Directed by Evan Yionoulis
with Erica Bradshaw, Amelia Fowler, Robert David Grant, Austin Ku, April Matthis, Sean Meehan, Amanda Quaid, Gameela Wright
Lindy has three children, a teaching job that is gradually being cut back, and a white husband who just wants to abandon it all and live off the land – but she clings to her middle-class life by her fingernails. One day a white mom from their children’s preschool invites herself back to Lindy’s for tea, and the life she thought she wanted begins to look frayed and strange.
The Paper Dreams of Harry Chin by Jessica Huang
Friday, October 26, 4pm
Directed by David Mendizábal
with Sasha Diamond, Vanessa Kai, Jon Norman Schneider, David Shih, Alex Trow, Luis Vega,
Harry Chin bought forged documentation, entered the U.S. as a ‘Paper Son’, underwent a brutal detention and interrogation, and lived his life keeping this secret from his American wife and daughter. Told through the eyes of a middle-aged Chin, in crisis after losing his wife, the drama uses dreamlike leaps of time and space and the powerful assistance of ghosts to portray the personal and political repercussions of making a group of people “illegal.”