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Charles Francis Chan Jr.'s Exotic Oriental Murder Mystery

Written by Lloyd Suh

Directed by Michelle Talgarow

Monday, April 29 & Tuesday, April 30, 7pm

Racial stereotypes are chewed up and spit to the floor in this hilarious romp featuring some of our culture’s most ridiculous assumptions.


Co-presented with Campo Santo

Written by Star Finch

Directed by Sean San Jose

Monday, June 10 & Tuesday, June 11, 7pm

Remember the old Bernal Heights? Not the one full of joggers and little dogs. Who gets to flourish and who has to “get by” comes under the microscope in this new play by local luminary, Star Finch.

Citizen: An American Lyric

Written by Claudia Rankine

Adapted for the stage by Stephen Sachs

Directed by Elizabeth Carter

Monday, July 29 & Tuesday, July 30, 7pm

Long revered for her powerful poetics, Claudia Rankine presents a visceral, provocative account of what it means to be a citizen of color in today’s America.

good friday

Co-presented with Ubuntu Theatre Project

Written by Kristiana Rae Colón

Monday, September 23 & Tuesday, September 24, 7pm

In the aftermath of a school shooting, Good Friday tackles millennial feminism and the intersection of gun violence and sexual violence.

Sensitive Guys

Written by MJ Kaufman

Directed by Brady Brophy-Hilton

Monday, January 20 & Tuesday, January 21, 7pm

Welcome to the Watson College “Men’s Peer Education Group!” In this subversive new comedy, women and gender non-conforming actors play men trying to understand the intricacies of toxic masculinity and privilege. More than preconceptions are flipped when gender gets swapped!

Reading Series Sponsors

Mark Chaitkin & Cecilia Storr
Kathleen Kahn
Craig & Kathy Moody
Stan & Miriam Schiffman
BiBi Tiphane
Jon Wagner & Lynne Hollingsworth