Theatre [Untitled] Reading Series

Fri, Apr 30th 2021 at 7:00 PM EDT · By Theatre [Untitled]
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Fri, Apr 30th 2021 at 7:00 PM EDT
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​The Reading Series is a series of new works in development that cultivates a symbiotic relationship between the playwright, artists, and audience. This critical relationship pushes the piece to the point of ignition and empowers audiences to be active participants in the art they experience.

The Theatre [Untitled] Reading Series Presents:


​​...but you could've held my hand

By: JuCoby Johnson

Directed By: Kat Yen 

​April 30, 2021 - 8pm


Four ten-year olds meet at a wedding. Little do they know, they will become the center of each other's lives for decades to come. Jumping through time, the play uses dance, music, and poetry to explore sexuality, gender, race, and love. You know, the big stuff. Life stuff.




 

Best Friends

By: Lilly Camp

Directed By: Autumn Smith

​June 25, 2021 -8pm

 

Total loner Elle Summers only has room in her life for her graduation plan– getting into Harvard– until acquaintance Matt Durand asks her to take care of his soon-to-be-ex-girlfriend, Haley Moore. Haley are quickly bonded, with their own hashtags, school-wide rumors about their relationship, even plans to move to New York together after high school. Both fiercely believe that no one else understands them– their abusive homes, their grand cross-country ambitions, their desperate need for one another… but they also believe that they are on the same page, even after Elle realizes she’s in love with Haley, and Haley doesn’t feel the same way. A coming of age story, Best Friend tracks three teenagers over their senior year of high school as they struggle to define themselves and their relationships to each other, and shows how coming out in the Internet era has only made things more complicated.

  

Well Intentioned White People

By: Imani Vaughn-Jones

September 2021

 

Upon moving to Atlanta, Nia, a Black aspiring writer, must find a way to navigate the unexpected racial landmines of her white in-laws, her career, and society at large while trying to keep her interracial marriage and herself intact. It’s after a racist encounter with an industry professional that her marriage faces the ultimate test, and Nia is forced to choose between her relationship and herself. A play that’s meant to be both read and seen, Well-Intentioned White People explores police brutality, allyship, Blackness, and the inherent violence of whiteness.

  

​​Unfinishedness

By: James Powers

Directed By: Hannah Stephens

​November 2021

 

Unfinishedness is a one-act musical comedy tackling the issues that many young adults find themselves in today. When life is suddenly halted and you are left wondering, “What do I do now?” In this world, we are introduced to Dude, a young person trying to become a writer. While he is trying to finish his song, many of the unfinished ideas, moments, and relationships from his life, in the form of three other actors, come to him and demand that he finish their part of the story first. In the process, we discover his own personal failings and feelings of inadequacy that have led him to this point in his life, as we journey with him until he ultimately learns to accept and embrace his own “unfinishedness.”

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Well Intentioned White People By: Imani Vaughn-Jones (September 2021)

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Well Intentioned White People

By: Imani Vaughn-Jones

September 2021

 

Upon moving to Atlanta, Nia, a Black aspiring writer, must find a way to navigate the unexpected racial landmines of her white in-laws, her career, and society at large while trying to keep her interracial marriage and herself intact. It’s after a racist encounter with an industry professional that her marriage faces the ultimate test, and Nia is forced to choose between her relationship and herself. A play that’s meant to be both read and seen, Well-Intentioned White People explores police brutality, allyship, Blackness, and the inherent violence of whiteness.

 

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Imani Vaughn-Jones is an actress and writer thriving in Atlanta, Georgia, with her husband Daniel and their fur son, Walter. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in creative writing and English with a concentration in screenwriting from Southern New Hampshire University. Her 10-minute digital play A Single F*cking Retweet was produced by Purdue University as part of their Theatre, Virtually festival. Her play Well-Intentioned White People was featured as part of the Graham Martin Unexpected Play Festival and will be premiering off-Broadway in 2021 as a part of the Broadway Bound Theatre Festival. She was recently named a DK Fellow as part of Kenny Leon's True Colors Theatre Company's 2021 Dihvinely Konnecked Commissions Program. Her work focuses on the themes of race, power, trust, and relationships. She seeks to both write and perform in works that bring honest yet rarely depicted truths to the stage and screen.

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Best Friends By: Lilly Camp (June 25 - 8pm)

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Best Friends

By: Lilly Camp

Directed By: Autumn Smith

​June 25, 2021 -8pm

Total loner Elle Summers only has room in her life for her graduation plan– getting into Harvard– until acquaintance Matt Durand asks her to take care of his soon-to-be-ex-girlfriend, Haley Moore. Haley are quickly bonded, with their own hashtags, school-wide rumors about their relationship, even plans to move to New York together after high school. Both fiercely believe that no one else understands them– their abusive homes, their grand cross-country ambitions, their desperate need for one another… but they also believe that they are on the same page, even after Elle realizes she’s in love with Haley, and Haley doesn’t feel the same way. A coming of age story, Best Friend tracks three teenagers over their senior year of high school as they struggle to define themselves and their relationships to each other, and shows how coming out in the Internet era has only made things more complicated.

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Lilly is a Brooklyn-based queer writer originally from Los Angeles. Plays: YOU’LL KNOW WHEN YOU GET THERE (for Zoom, developed with The Bechdel Group and Normal Ave., 2020), ALL EIGHT (Normal Ave NAPSeries, O’Neill semifinalist, and Bechdel Group finalist 2019, Blue Ink semifinalist 2020), BEST FRIENDS (Goldberg Play Prize winner, Relentless Award Special Consideration 2018). Podcast: HAIRY LEGS HANNAH’S FEMINIST QUARTER HOUR, (Austin Film Festival semifinalist 2017). TV: HEATHENS (Fusion, LA Indie, and LA Femme Film Festival finalists 2017) and THE LESBIAN SPIRIT GUIDE (Screencraft Pilot Launch quarterfinalist 2017). Film: LONG GAME (Academy Nicholls quarterfinalist 2016). MFA: NYU, Tisch Future Screenwriter's Scholarship, Outstanding Writing in Play and TV Award.

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Unfinishedness By: James Powers (November 2021)

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​​Unfinishedness

By: James Powers

Directed By: Hannah Stephens

​November 2021

Unfinishedness is a one-act musical comedy tackling the issues that many young adults find themselves in today. When life is suddenly halted and you are left wondering, “What do I do now?” In this world, we are introduced to Dude, a young person trying to become a writer. While he is trying to finish his song, many of the unfinished ideas, moments, and relationships from his life, in the form of three other actors, come to him and demand that he finish their part of the story first. In the process, we discover his own personal failings and feelings of inadequacy that have led him to this point in his life, as we journey with him until he ultimately learns to accept and embrace his own “unfinishedness.”



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James Powers is a writer, lyricist, composer, and performer living in New York City. He is originally from Hazel Green, Alabama (a small town named after two colors that are sort of similar). After graduating from the University of Montevallo with a BFA in Musical Theatre, he moved to New York where he has worked with 54 Below, Hamlet Isn't Dead, and Theatre Untitled. James is currently working on a one-act concept musical entitled Unfinishedness about a young writer who is trying to find a sense of resolution in his unresolved life. It will be having its first public reading with Theatre Untitled in November 2021. He loves Bob Dylan, Tennessee Williams, and Joe's Pizza. 

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