A Virtual Stage Reading

We have partnered with Prop Thtr to co-produce a virtual reading of Underdrown by Derek McPhatter and directed by Mikael Burke.

Underdrown follows Dr Ezekiel Haight, 'Zeke', a queer black intellectual who lives on the South Side of Chicago, as he searches for a platform to tell his truth, even as environmental catastrophe transforms Chicago and the line between real life and the virtual world blurs into the surreal. During a time of coinciding crises: social unrest at failed racial /class reforms + widening panic at surging water levels taking over the South Side due to climate change will his search prevail? 

Featuring: Shariba Rivers, Johnard Washington, Harmony Zhang and Collin Quinn Rice

When: February 26, 7pm CST

Where: Virtually via Zoom

Price: FREE!


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Help Us Reach Our Goal

In just 11 months we have been able to offer our community:

2 Theatre Workshops (5 artists trained)

5 Play Book Club Meetings (5 BIPOC Playwrights read, 8 Book Club Members)

1 Monologue Series Produced (The Racial Baptism Series)

1 Play Produced (Black Magic)

12 BIPOC Actors Employed

11 BIPOC Technicians Employed

2 BIPOC Teaching Artist Employed

225 YouTube Content Streaming Numbers (and counting)

2,621 Streaming Numbers for  Virtual Monologue Series & Plays

2 Companies Partnered With (Chicago Community Bond Fund & Soul Werk Cafe)


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