Next Iteration Theater Company presents the Intercultural Play Reading Series, directed by dianne k. webb
Over one weekend of staged readings at the MATCH performance space in Midtown, with post-show talk-backs, we present to you Pulitzer Prize-winning, Tony-nominated AYAD AKHTAR; the poignant, timely and haunting award-winning work of AISHAH RAHMAN, and introduce playwright and Houston native, RHETT MARTINEZ.
Friday May 13, 8 pm – The Mojo and the Sayso by Aishah Rahman
Poignant and as relevant today as when award-winning playwright AISHAH RAHMAN wrote it in 1989, “The Mojo and the Sayso” is inspired by events in 1971. In this deeply honest drama, a family contends with the violent death of a young son as they navigate religion, militancy and the fantasy of escape in their individual paths through grief. (Tickets: https://matchouston.org/events/mojo-and-sayso)
Saturday May 14, 4 pm – Three on a Match by Rhett Martinez
With tongue-in-cheek, Rhett Martinez delivers a satirical look at the consequences of U.S. and UN military intervention in the unsettling world of a volatile Latin-American country. Under the control of a corrupt dictatorship, a displaced Queen, a Haberdasher and a mute Bellhop try to maintain a facade of normalcy in a once grand hotel–until an American intervenes. (Tickets: https://matchouston.org/events/three-match)
Saturday May 14, 8 pm – The Who and The What by Ayad Akhtar
Pultizer-winning, Tony-nominated playwright, AYAD AKHTAR’s work is a hot knife through butter. In “The Who and the What,” he gets to the deepest questions about identity as a Pakistani father and his two American-born daughters grapple with an inter-generational culture clash over the power that stories wield and who controls how they are told. (Tickets: https://matchouston.org/events/who-and-what)
All play readings will have ASL Interpreters and Assistive Listening Devices for our deaf and hard-of-hearing audience members.
All tickets Pay-What-You-Can. Buy tickets via the links for each show. We look forward to seeing you there!
Submitter URL: http://NextIterationTheater.com/IPRS