Entering the Griot's Circle:
Narrative Explorations of the Old and New
What happens when an up-an-coming theatre company (Modern-Day Griot Theatre Company) decides to request submissions of new plays to serve as companion pieces to “The African Company Presents Richard III” and "Flipzoids"?
The result: vivid performances of Carlyle Brown’s historic work along with Ralph Pena's culturally visceral piece paired with the world premiere of works produced by an up-and-coming playwrights.
Our new interdisciplinary project, a reading series entitled, Entering the Griot’s Circle: Narrative Explorations of the Old and New celebrates the established playwrights passing the baton to emergent playwrights.
The African Company Presents Richard III
Written by CARLYLE BROWN (established playwright)
June 18 & 19, 2015 at 8pm
Written by PHARAH JEAN-PHILIPPE
June 20, 2015 at 3pm & June 27, 2015 at 8pm
The Ladies of Friscitana, Texas
Written by KAY POIRO
June 20, 2015 at 8pm & June 27, 2015 at 3pm
The Artist’s Life
Written by STEPHANIE BOK
June 21, 2015 at 3pm
Written by RALPH PEÑA (established playwright)
June 25, 2015 at 8pm
Written by DUI JARROD
June 26, 2015 at 8pm & June 28 at 3pm