Creative Works of Lancaster continues its spring reading series with Facing Our Truth: 10 Minute Plays on Trayvon, Race and Privilege by A. Rey Pamatmat, Dan O’Brien, Dominique Morisseau, Mona Mansour, Winter Miller, Marcus Gardley, Tala Manassah, Quetzal Flores, to be performed Wednesday, March 23rd at 7:00 p.m. in New College House at Franklin & Marshall College. A moderated discussion will follow the reading, and admission will be by donation to M-Uth Theatre.
Facing Our Truth is a collection of six short plays commissioned by the New Black Fest in Brooklyn after the George Zimmerman verdict. The plays, varied in their content and written by a diverse group of contemporary playwrights, were inspired by Trayvon Martin’s case.
The readings will be directed by Nelly Torres, Ismail Smith, Joanna Underhill, and Lydia Brubaker and will feature actors Starleisha Gingrich, Jarid Heard, Stephen Gates, Isiah Hunter, London Bailey, Chris Fogel, Blessing Robinson, Chris Silansky, Emily Hofstaedter, Lily Eder, Christopher Roche, Donavan Evans, Georgiana Staley, Rita Clarke, Libby Casey, and Gary Miller. The event is co-sponsored by the J. Morales Group, the Bonchek, Brooks, New, Ware, and Weis College Houses at Franklin & Marshall College, the Franklin & Marshall College Philadelphia Alumni Writers House, and the Africana Studies Program and the History Department at Franklin & Marshall College.
New College House Commons is located next to the entrance to the Williamson Parking Lot, across the street from Iron Hill Brewery at 781 Harrisburg Avenue. Visitors may park in Williamson Parking Lot (H) or in the lots across Harrisburg Avenue.
The final reading in this series will be In the Bloodby Suzan-Lori Parks, to be performed April 19th.