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Intercultural Play Reading Series

Friday, May 13, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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An event every day that begins at 8:00 pm, repeating until Saturday, May 14, 2016

$15

NITC brings to Houston three plays that deal with constructing and reconstructing ourselves in an ever-changing world, in the face of tragedy, change and socio-cultural conflicts.

AISHAH RAHMAN’s award-winning play, “The Mojo and the Sayso” opens the IPRS. Inspired by real life events in 1971, this poignant and deeply honest play reveals how one family contends with the violent death of their son. From religion to militancy to the comfort of reconstructing a vintage Cadillac, each family member struggles to find a personal path through grief and toward each other.

As the second offering in the IPRS, NITC is pleased to introduce the playwriting of Houston’s own, RHETT MARTINEZ. With tongue-in-cheek, he delivers a satirical look at the consequences of U.S. and UN military intervention in any volatile Latin-American country. Set in an abandoned, once grand hotel in an ever-changing dictatorship, the play follows a Haberdasher, a displaced Queen and a pseudo Bellhop as they try to maintain a sense of normalcy—until an American intervenes.

The IPRS closes with the Pulitzer-winning, Tony-nominated playwright, AYAD AKHTAR. In “The Who and the What,” a comedic drama, he gets to the deepest questions about identity as a Pakistani father and his two American daughters grapple with an inter-generational culture clash over the power that stories wield and who controls how they are told.

Play readings are an integral part of developing new work for the stage and for introducing theater audiences to cutting edge work. Staged readings, performed by actors, allow audiences a chance to experience works as vital participants to the playwright’s process and to expand the dialog around new, under represented, and emerging work.

All performances include post-show talkbacks with the director and cast, as well as ASL interpreters and assistive listening devices for our deaf and hard-of-hearing audience members.

VENUE: MATCH, 3400 Main St, Houston, TX 77002

SCHEDULE:

Friday, May 13, 8pm—
THE MOJO AND THE SAYSO by Aishah Rahman, directed by Dianne K. Webb
with Renee Van Nifterik, Brandon Morgan, Kendrick Lattimore, & Caleb Fields
Andraes Hunt, Narrator
Includes a post-show talkback with the director and cast

Saturday, May 14, 4pm—
THREE ON A MATCH by Rhett Martinez, directed by Dianne K. Webb
with Gabriel Regojo, Lisa Villegas, Clarity Welch & Benjamin McLaughlin
Andraes Hunt, Narrator
Includes a post-show talkback with the playwright, director and cast

Saturday, May 14, 8pm—
THE WHO & THE WHAT by Ayad Akhtar, directed by Dianne K. Webb
with Deeba Ashraf, Karthik Chander, Hanin Allahalih & James Monaghan
Andraes Hunt, Narrator
Includes a post-show talkback with the director and cast

All performances include ASL interpreters and assistive listening devices for our deaf and hard-of-hearing audience members.

TICKETS: Tickets to the IPRS are now on sale and are listed as pay-what-you-can, with a suggested price of $15. Tickets can be ordered online by phone (713-521-4533) or online: http://NextIterationTheater.com/IPRS

Details

Date:
Friday, May 13, 2016
Time:
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Cost:
$15
Event Category:
Website:
http://nextiterationtheater.com/IPRS

Venue

MATCH
3400 Main Street
Houston, TX 77002 United States
Phone:
http://matchouston.org

Organizer

Next Iteration Theater Company
Phone:
713-357-6544
Email:
nextiterationtheater@gmail.com
Website:
http://nextiterationtheater.com
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