Next Iteration Theater Company presents 2nd Annual Intercultural Play Reading Series

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Lauren Yee
Lauren Yee Photo courtesy of Next Iteration Theater Company

The 2nd Annual Intercultural Play Reading Series will include three staged play readings of new or new to Houston works over three days, featuring three award winning playwrights from diverse backgrounds, ethnicities, and identities.

  • May 11: Lauren Yee's In A Word - Grief and comedy usher in the story of Fiona on the second anniversary after her young son has disappeared. She tries to make sense of it all, delving into the memories of that chaotic day. Chinese American playwright Yee has written a play that touches us even in our laughter. In a Word has recently received the Francesca Primus Prize.
  • May 12: Madeline George's Precious Little - What does a linguist, a graduate student, a lesbian affair, a dying language, a pregnancy, and a gorilla have to do with each other? The tight tale told by Madeleine George takes us on a comedic and poignant journey into the life of one woman at a time that everything she thinks is called into question.
  • May 13: Aditi Kapil's Agnes Under the Big Top - A diverse mix of immigrants - Bulgarian, South Asian, Liberian, and nomadic - end up in the same city as they intersect with the life of a bedridden woman. Each pursues the promise of the American Dream in this comic adventure amid the very real challenges of making an actual life here.

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Midtown Arts and Theatre Center Houston (MATCH)
3400 Main St.
Houston, TX 77002


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