MUT Digital Reading Series
New works that provide unique perspectives on our contemporary moment, shine a light on injustice, and share stories from underrepresented voices.
Readings will take place on Zoom. Check back for information on how to join
Saturday, March 6, 2021, 7:30 pm EST
by Maggie Lou Rader, directed by Lindsey Augusta Mercer
The Helpers is a new perspective from the other side of the most famous bookshelf in history. Miep Gies, an immigrant, and secretary for Otto Frank's famous Opekta company, leads a group of helpers to preserve the residents of the Secret Annex and the spirit of goodness and survival during World War II. The Helpers is a tale of joy, hope, friendship, and resistance during one of history's darkest moments.
Saturday, March 13, 2021, 7:30 pm EST
by Nandita Shenoy, directed by Jenny Mercein
When Toni, Maria, and Aditi arrive at the Future is Freedom Retreat, they don’t know what to expect, but their fearless guide Lois is eager to share her plan to take back the power from conservative forces in government. Set in the not-too-distant future, “Baby Camp” asks whether adopting the playbook of the opposition is really the path to freedom and whether power is worth any cost.
Saturday, March 20, 2021, 7:30 pm EST
Silas the Uninvited
by Derek J. Snow, directed by Daryl Harris
Silas tells the all-too-familiar story of a Black man in rural Louisiana who has just been lynched by a mob in 1930, yet finds himself mysteriously alive. In the events to follow, he is confronted with a choice to live again in another time as a Black Man in America and deal with some of the many complicated struggles with race and time that have always plagued this country.
Saturday, March 27, 2021, 7:30 pm EST
Describe the Night
by Rajiv Joseph, director TBA
Set in Russia over the course of 90 years, this thrilling and epic new play traces the stories of seven men and women connected by history, myth, and conspiracy theories. In 1920, the Russian writer Isaac Babel wandered the countryside with the Red Cavalry. Seventy years later, a mysterious KGB agent spies on a woman in Dresden and falls in love. In 2010, an aircraft carrying most of the Polish government crashed in the Russian city of Smolensk.
Saturday, March 6 at 7:30pm
Saturday, March 13 at 7:30pm
Saturday, March 20 at 7:30pm