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An online workshop reading of SWEAT, by Lynn Nottage, winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, a searing, revelatory drama.

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Actors Ensemble of Berkeley is proud to present an online workshop reading of SWEAT, by Pulitzer prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage. SWEAT is a blistering ensemble drama about identity, politics, lives and friendships devastated by the ongoing deindustrialization of working-class America. At times joyful, ecstatic, painful, and revelatory, this searing drama explores how lives and friendships are destroyed when a Steel Plant in the Rust Belt shuts down.

SWEAT will be performed in a live online Zoom-style production twice, on July 30th and 31st, at 8 p.m. The performance will be about an hour and 45 minutes, including a short intermission. Tickets will FREE (donation accepted), but you must get a ticket.

Tracy Baxter is a writer based in Oakland. Her script “KUDZU 2012” was a semifinalist selection in the 2018 Bay Area Playwright Foundations New Play Festival and a finalist selection in the 2020 Screencraft Stage Play contest. She's performed with Actors Ensemble of Berkeley, The Ninjaz of Drama, and Theater of Others. This is her first directorial effort.

Lynn Nottage was born in Brooklyn, New York. Her mother was a schoolteacher and her father was a child psychologist. She wrote her first play, "The Darker Side of Verona", about an African-American Shakespeare Company, inspired by school productions. She is a graduate of Brown University and has an MFA from Yale. Some of her notable plays include "Intimate Apparrel", which follows a black seamstress in early 20th-century New York City, "Ruined", about women caught up in the 1990's civil war in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and "Sweat". She is the first woman of any race to win the Pulitzer Prize for Drama twice, in 2009 for "Ruined" and 2017 for "Sweat".

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  • Chris: Alfred J. Robinson IV
  • Jason: Marcus Schenck
  • Tracy: Kathleen Bolton-Schmukler
  • Cynthia: Shelley Doty
  • Oscar: Justin P. Lopez
  • Brucie/Evan: Jourdán D. Olivier-Verdé
  • Stan: David Ghilardi
  • Jessie: Irina Dianova
  • Director: Tracy Baxter
  • Stage Manager: Kaitlin Weinstein
  • Producers: Nathan Bogner and Jerome Solberg


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		SWEAT, by Lynn Nottage, directed by Tracy Baxter image

Chris: Alfred J. Robinson IV


		SWEAT, by Lynn Nottage, directed by Tracy Baxter image

Jason: Marcus Schenck


		SWEAT, by Lynn Nottage, directed by Tracy Baxter image

Cynthia: Shelley Doty


		SWEAT, by Lynn Nottage, directed by Tracy Baxter image

Tracy: Kathleen Bolton-Schmukler


		SWEAT, by Lynn Nottage, directed by Tracy Baxter image

Jessie: Irina Dianova


		SWEAT, by Lynn Nottage, directed by Tracy Baxter image

Brucie/Evan: Jourdán D. Olivier-Verdé


		SWEAT, by Lynn Nottage, directed by Tracy Baxter image

Oscar: Justin P. Lopez


		SWEAT, by Lynn Nottage, directed by Tracy Baxter image

Stan: David Ghilardi


		SWEAT, by Lynn Nottage, directed by Tracy Baxter image

Directed by: Tracy Baxter


		SWEAT, by Lynn Nottage, directed by Tracy Baxter image

Stage Management: Kaitlin Weinstein

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Berkeley's longest running theatrical organization, Actors Ensemble of Berkeley has been producing high-quality productions since 1957, both indoors at Live Oak Theatre, outdoors at John Hinkel Park Amphitheatre, and at other venues around the East Bay  Visit our website for more info - www.aeofberkeley.org

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