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Mission to (dit)Mars Presents ALL SYSTEMS GO: MISSION 2

Mission to (dit)Mars, a theatre arts collective serving Queens artists, is thrilled to announce All Systems Go: Mission 2 as the final event for the LAUNCH PAD Reading Series this year.

ALL SYSTEMS GO: MISSION 2, is an evening of excerpts from five brand new plays by the Queens based writers group The Propulsion Lab. Participating Queens based playwrights for this event are Lisa Huberman, Kristine M. Reyes, Tyler Rivenbark, Mariah MacCarthy, and Don Nguyen.

The cast includes Matthew Park, David Shih, Jenni Putney, Alexandra O'Daly, Tom Coiner, Megan Lee, Paula Galloway, Lori Parquet, Bryant Carroll, Siho Ellsmore, Katie Consamus, Jesse Geguzis, Turna Mete, and Elizabeth Seldin.

The evening is directed by Kel Haney, Colette Robert, Aimee Todoroff, Christopher Diercksen and Kristin McCarthy Parker.

A reception will be held following the event, where beer and wine can be purchased.

Excerpts will appear from the following five new plays:

Lily in Love

by Kristine M. Reyes

directed by Colette Robert

Lily is a good Catholic Filipina daughter who's always known exactly what to do with her life -- until she falls in love with a woman. Lily's life just got complicated.

You Like It

by Mariah MacCarthy

directed by Kel Haney

Ganymede is "new in town," and Orlando won't shut up about his ex-girl Rosalind. Secrets, gender, forbidden love: this bromance is about to get real. A queer riff on a classic.

The Hydra

by Tyler Rivenbark

directed by Aimee Todoroff

Through an amalgamation of Greek and American folk tales, The Hydra finds Iraq War Veteran, Stephen Ajax, in a netherworld inhabited by Gods, Goddesses, and puppets to face the aftermath of his former life.

Sex and Charitable Giving

by Lisa Huberman

directed by Christopher Diercksen

In a tiny Queens apartment, Natasha and Ankit embark on a BDSM journey together. When they decide to sponsor a little girl in Nepal to help out Natasha's roommate Marcy, the couple find themselves confronting uncomfortable truths and pushing boundaries that go beyond sexual role play.

Hello, from the Children of Planet Earth

by Don Nguyen

directed by Kristin McCarthy Parker

On the eve of the spacecraft Voyager One's crossover into interstellar space, William gets a phone call that will possibly change his life forever.

This free play reading will be held at The Secret Theatre located at 4402 23rd Street in Long Island City on Monday, June 30th at 7pm.

To attend the free reading, please make a reservation on our website:

The Secret Theatre
4402 23rd St, Long Island City
E, M, G to Court Sq.
7 to Vernon Blvd/Jackson Ave or Court Sq.
N, Q to Queensboro Plaza

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