PAST CREATIVE CLUSTER EVENTS
Friday, April 30, 2021, 7pm EDT | Reading | FINDING NEIL PATRICK HARRIS by Donna Hoke
When frenemy nail techs Cha-Cha and Katie are privileged to hear a favorite customer’s bizarre dying wish, they set off to make it come true—and learn that success is relative but friendship doesn’t have to be.
with Danielle Dobies, Desmond Dutcher, and Karen Konzen
Friday, May 21, 2021, 7pm EDT | Reading | LOOSE CANNONS by Margaret Hunt
Chicago, 1990: The Cavanaugh sisters, Maureen and Nora, come home for the first time in years to celebrate Christmas with their mother, Nan, and their brother, Mike, a Vietnam vet who recently moved back home. Maureen has brought her new husband, Ben, to meet the family. But when they arrive, they are stunned to find a mound of bags and boxes nine feet high looming over the living room. Has their mother lost her mind? Nan, a devout Catholic, has invited Father LaRocca, her priest, and Lurlene, her Baptist neighbor, to join in the family festivities, which include singing carols, regressing to childhood, baring souls, and burning chestnuts.
with Max Arnaud, Estelle Bajou, Mark Dobies, Jayme Hillyer, Cheryl Kennedy, Brooks Anne Hayes Meierdierks, William Parry, Jack Shaughnessy, and Maureen Silliman
Sunday, June 20, 2021, 2pm EDT | Reading | SECOND ZECHARIAH by Erik Abbott
Esther, a corporate executive, is confronted by Chloë, a junior colleague, regarding their firm’s inaction about reports of misconduct by its guiding and famous visionary, The Genius.
with Danielle Dobies, Brian Johnson, and Meganne Johnson
Friday, July 16, 2021, 7pm EDT | Reading | BROKEN GLASS by Molly Horan
Janie and her crush Adam were victims of a freak accident in their high school science lab, which leaves them with terrible facial scars. Janie’s can be repaired with plastic surgery, but Adam’s crisscross his face in a way that reconstructive surgery can’t fix. Even as her mother begs her to get the surgery, Janie insists people will see her for who she is on the inside, and whatever her face looks like, or doesn’t look like, is inconsequential. But Adam’s reaction to her decision not to have surgery suddenly puts her worldview into question and leads her down a path that has no place for scars.
with John Kearney, Barbara Lindsay, Timothy Lamb, Debbie Pascoe, Samantha Pascoe, and Brynne Tolentino
Sunday, August 15, 2021, 3pm | Reading | POLITE CONVERSATIONS AND WINE by Michael Perlmutter
20th-century Mothers, 21st-century daughters, and Wine … what could possibly go wrong?
with Leah Jarvik, Barbara Lindsay, Kerry Reardon, Brynne Tolentino and Mitchell Wohl
Sunday, September 12, 2021, 7pm EDT | Reading |BACKSTAGE FAIRYTALE by Michael John McGoldrick
A writer reaches out to a former lover to reveal he’s written a play about her. A romantic comedy about romantic comedies and the passions that fuel the creative spirit.
with Danielle Dobies and Hays Jacobs
Saturday, October 23, 2021, 7pm EDT | Reading | MODERN BLOOD by Ryan Stevens
A modern adaptation of Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu’s ‘Carmilla.’
Laura Potter is a 23-year old burnout, living at home after she dropped out of college and toiling away on her dad’s farm with no friends, no future, and no desire to do much of anything. But the mysterious new bartender stirs something in Laura, though she can’t decide if this stranger is a kindred spirit or a terrible threat. Who is Cami, and why does Laura seem to remember meeting her 16 years ago?
(it’s because she’s a vampire, we give it away pretty quickly, it’s fine)
with Max Arnaud, Alexis Boucugnani, Sarah Irene Diller, Brian Johnson, and Debbie Pascoe
Saturday, November 6, 2021, 7pm EDT | Reading | SARAI’S KNIFE by John Minigan
Anyone can use a knife to cut things apart, but it takes an artist to put the pieces back together.
When what looks to be an act of racist vandalism rocks Boston’s Classical Academy, biracial collage artist and first-year teacher Sarai Gregory must find the connections between her teaching, her art, and her own personal history in order to craft a path forward for herself, her students, and the school.
with Max Arnaud, Deltoiya Goodman, John Kearney, Barbara Lindsay, and Keyana Whitner