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Fridays@3

July 5 - August 16 | The Clark Auditorium (225 South St)
2019 Season

WTF’s Fridays@3 reading series is a renowned program for the development and discovery of new work!  Many Festival productions started as Fridays@3 readings, including last season’s Lempicka and Seared and this season’s Tell Me I’m Not Crazy and Selling Kabul.  Spend the afternoon up close and personal with a play in development, read by brilliant actors!

All Fridays@3 readings take place at The Clark Auditorium (225 South St), except for the August 2nd reading of Female Troubles, which will take place on the Nikos Stage in the ’62 Center for Theatre and Dance.

JULY 5  
Tell Them I’m Still Young

by Julia Doolittle
directed by Kel Haney
with André Braugher, Michele Pawk

After an accident changes their family forever, Allen and Kay’s marriage becomes both a life raft and a battleground. Grasping onto their careers, their youth, and sometimes other people, can this couple rescue their bond amidst unimaginable grief?

JULY 12 
For Nina

by Robert Emmet Lunney
directed by Dylan Baker
with Mia Barron, Sean CullenKristen KrakKatrina Lenk, Tom McGowan, Larry Pine

At their country estate in the Berkshires, celebrated actress Nina fights for her relevance, while her husband Brian fights losing his mind.

JULY 19 
The Room Where I Was Held

by David Zax 
directed Danny Sharron
with Will Hochman, Mimi Lieber, Marjan Neshat, Chip Zien

After being held hostage by terrorists abroad, Josh Salazar must reckon with the impact his release has had on the people he loves.

JULY 26 
Chonburi International Hotel & Butterfly Club

by Shakina Nayfack 
directed by Laura Savia
with Christian Appel, Ivory AquinoKate Bornstein, Beth DixonSamy El-Noury, Liz Lark BrownDana Levinson, Chevy Martinez, Paul Heesang Miller, Pooya MohseniShakina Nayfack, Ashley Rogers, Ita SegevIanne Fields Stewart

At the Chonburi International Hotel in Thailand, a vibrant community of transgender women face the challenges of gender confirmation together, testing the bonds of an unlikely sisterhood.

AUGUST 2
Female Troubles

music by Curtis Moore, lyrics by Amanda Green
book by Jennifer Crittenden & Gabrielle Allan
original concept by Amanda Green & Curtis Moore
directed by Scott Ellis

Elinor Benton finds herself surprisingly and undeniably knocked up. As she is unmarried and this is 19th century England, she has a very big problem. Facing devastating ruin, Elinor and her girlfriends must journey to find the infamous midwife Madame Restell, who offers cures for women with “female troubles.”

Please note: This reading will take place on the Nikos Stage at the ’62 Center for Theatre and Dance.

AUGUST 9
Cinched/Strapped

WTF’s 2019 L. Arnold Weissberger New Play Award Winner
by Selina Fillinger (WTF’s 2019 Jay Harris Commission recipient)

From a posh dinner party in the 1800s to a brutal dystopian landscape Cinched/Strapped explores resilience, power and gender across history and into the future.

AUGUST 16
In the Canyon

by Calamity West

with Alfie Fuller

In the early 2000s, Hope has an abortion. Decades later, under brutal regime, the repercussions of her choice force her daughter to live life on the knife’s edge.

 

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Lisa V. Kautz

Barbara & Don Mclucas

Steve & Andrea Ryan

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Courtney Smith & Graham Duncan

David & Margaret Stewart

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