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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.
BEFORE & OVER
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
A searing, poetic riff on race in America, fusing prose, poetry, movement, music, and the visual image. Snapshots, vignettes, on the acts of everyday racism. Some of these encounters are slights, seeming slips of the tongue, and some are intentional offensives in the classroom, at the supermarket, at home, on the tennis court with Serena Williams, online, on TV—everywhere, all the time. Those did-that-really-just-happen-did-they-really-just-say-that slurs that happen every day and enrage in the moment and later steep poisonously in the mind. And, of course, those larger incidents that become national or international firestorms. As Rankine writes, “This is how you are a citizen.”
Co-presented with Ubuntu Theater Project
Written by Kristiana Rae Colón
Directed by Maya Herbsman
Monday, September 23 & Tuesday, September 24, 7pm
In academia's hallowed halls, five women debate millennial feminism when gunshots shatter the safety of their discourse. As tweets stream across the campus feed, the body count grows. And then the shooter enters the classroom. At the intersection of gun violence and sexual violence, in a #yesallwomen world, what is the real cost of revolution?
Content Advisory for good friday
- Realistic depictions of the following:
- A lockdown during a campus shooting
- Blood and/or the description of blood
- Use of a prop semi-automatic rifle and handgun, loud gunshots, and characters being shot and killed
- Description of rape and sexual assault
- Use of racialized and misogynistic language, including the “N” word and "B" word
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
Craig & Kathy Moody
Stan & Miriam Schiffman
Jon Wagner & Lynne Hollingsworth