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PlayRISE Festival of New Works

Rising Circle Theater Collective

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 7:30 PM - Sunday, May 5, 2013 at 7:30 PM (EDT)

PlayRISE Festival of New Works

Ticket Information

Type End Quantity
"runboyrun" by Mfoniso Udofia (WED-MAY 1 @ 7:30PM) Ended Free  
"Lilia" by Monet Hurst-Mendoza (THU-MAY 2 @ 7:30PM) Ended Free  
"Night of Power" by Daaimah Mubashshir (FRI-MAY 3 @ 7:30PM) Ended Free  
"Dead People's Things" by Patricia Ione Lloyd (SAT-MAY 4 @ 7:30PM) Ended Free  
PlayRISE Playwrights Symposium (SUN-MAY 5 @ 7:30PM) - Special Location: DR2 Theatre Ended Free  

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PlayRISE celebrates the INKtank 2013 writers, Monet Hurst-Mendoza, Patricia Ione Lloyd, Daaimah Mubashshir, and Mfoniso Udofia, with staged readings of their fresh new plays.  Hear the voices of these hot playwrights now.   

All events are free, but due to limited seating, your reservation is highly recommended.  Readings take place at ART/NY, 520 8th Avenue, 3rd Floor, Bruce Mitchell Room, at 7:30PM.

Wednesday, May 1 @ 7:30PM
Written by Mfoniso Udofia
Directed by Erin Michelle Washington
Description: In order for Disciple Ufot to find peace, his wife Abasiama must travel with him down long-forgotten roads and help him confront unthinkable childhood terrors. Worlds collide and minds split, as husband and wife engage in a superhuman struggle to rebuild home.

Thursday, May 2 @ 7:30PM

Written by Monet Hurst-Mendoza
Directed by Isis Misdary
Description: In a small Yucatecan town circa 1960’s Mexico, religiously devout Lilia is forced to turn to prostitution as a means of making a living. When young Lilia develops an unconventional friendship with a compassionate new priest, everyone’s faith is tested. An allegory about choosing between duty and desire.

Friday, May 3 @7:30PM
Night of Power
Written by Daaimah Mubashshir

Directed by Kareem Fahmy
Description: Nuri Salaam finds herself torn between her love for Islam and her attraction to her best friend Jamillah. As the Salaams observe the Night of Power in the last days of Ramadan, a hurricane threatens to blow open the doors to their masjid, blow the lid off family tensions, and engulf the entire city of Houston, Texas.

Saturday, May 4 @ 7:30PM
Dead People's Things
Written by Patricia Ione Lloyd

Directed by Tonya Pinkins
Description: The sassy denizen of a veteran’s and widow’s home and her arch-nemesis, the nurse’s aide on the night shift, catch each other stealing from a recently deceased resident. A dark comedy about the tangible and intangible things that make up a woman’s life, and what happens when something goes missing.

Sunday, May 5 @ 7:30PM
Ingredients: 10 Female Playwrights of Color, featuring past and current INKtank writers plus some of our special invited guests. 
Combine, mix, and stir the writers up in two separate panels.
Serve to the audience hot.
Location: DR2 Theatre, 103 E. 15th Street (btwn Union Square East and Irving Place)

Don't worry! We will be taking a waitlist for every event. Please email Nancy at reservations@risingcircle.org to put your name down.

Have questions about PlayRISE Festival of New Works? Contact Rising Circle Theater Collective

When & Where

Bruce Mitchell Room @ ART/NY
520 8th Avenue, 3rd Fl
(btw 36 and 37 Streets)
New York, NY 10018

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 7:30 PM - Sunday, May 5, 2013 at 7:30 PM (EDT)

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Rising Circle Theater Collective

Rising Circle Theater Collective is dedicated to broadening the scope of storytelling on the American stage. We accomplish this by providing an artistic home for artists of color that empowers them to seek out unheard stories of people of color – inspiring the creation of theater that challenges cultural misperceptions in an effort to bridge social divides. (www.risingcircle.org)

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PlayRISE Festival of New Works
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