ATC Cafe Bohemia Spring Readings Set for this Spring


The Spring schedule of Arizona Theatre Company's (ATC) Café Bohemia includes a satirical look at international surrogacy and a story inspired by Samuel Taylor Coleridge's masterpiece, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, as well as two new features to complement the third season of monthly readings, jams and ideas.

Currently in its third season, Café Bohemia was founded by ATC Associate Artistic Director Stephen Wrentmore and is curated with ATC Literary Associate Katherine Monberg. Now in Tucson and Phoenix, each monthly play reading is made possible with support from Providence Service Corp., the NEA and the kind support of Emerson and Peggy Knowles.

Scheduled readings include:

• Samsara by Lauren Lee in Phoenix: Sunday, March 9 at 7 p.m. at Arizona Latino Arts and Cultural Center, 147 E. Adams St.

• Albatross, by Matthew Spangler and Benjamin Evett, adapted from The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, on Sunday, April 13 at 7 p.m., also at the Arizona Latino Arts and Cultural Center.

A $5 admission is recommended at the door.

Plays previously showcased at Café Bohemia have gone on to numerous successful productions: Michael Mejias's Ghetto Babylon, which also was awarded ATC's 2012 National Latino Playwriting Award, received its world premiere at Off-Broadway's 59E59 last summer; Steve Holiday's award-winning Savage Bond was produced by Beowulf Alley Theatre Company in Tucson in fall 2013; Kill Shakespeare by Anthony del Col and Conor McCreery has been performed in New York, Chicago, Seattle, California and Dubai; Used to Was (Maybe Did) by Brian Dykstra has had further development work at the Lark Play Development Center, NYC; and The Color of Stars by Dwayne Hartford was produced and toured across Arizona by Childsplay.

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