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Quick Silver Theater Company Presents its Citizen One Reading Series


Quick Silver Theater Company Presents its Citizen One Reading Series

Quick Silver Theater Company (QSTC) will present staged readings of new works by emerging playwrights of color. QSTC's Playwrights of Color Summit is a week-long residency that allows previously unproduced playwrights an opportunity to work exclusively on their plays. These plays were submitted to QSTC as part of our POC Summit's call for new works, and will be presented as part of our Citizen One Reading Series.

Reading Dates: Friday-November 16th through Monday-November 19th, 2018

Each staged reading will be followed by a talk-back or QST Conversation.

Admission $10

Seating is Limited-Reservations encouraged

This reading will take place at A.R.T. New York in the Bruce Mitchell Room

520 8th Avenue 3rd Floor New York, New York 10018

Short Rib on Friday afternoon. November 16th 2018 at 11 am

By A. Emmanuel Leadon, directed by Timothy Johnson

Short Rib is a subversion of the Christian creation myth, also partially inspired by the oeuvre of Anton Chekhov. Kane and Able Ramsey, brothers and roommates born into wealth, have been burdened with the largest workload of their lives: the daily care of their older brother Seth, who has come down with a serious, unidentifiable disease. As Seth's fortieth and potentially final birthday approaches, Kane and Able are surprised to learn that their mother is as eager to change the status quo as they are.

The following readings will take place at:

Episcopal Actors' Guild

1 East 29th Street between 5th and Madison Avenues

New York, New York 10016

When Night Falls Sunday evening November 18th 2018 at 8 pm

By Cynthia G. Robinson, directed by Cezar Williams

The power of love and friendship shared between two mothers from very different cultural and political worlds illustrates how our shared humanity bonds us all, and how the human spirit can survive and heal even in the face of seemingly insurmountable circumstances.

My Father's Keeper Monday afternoon November 19th 2018 at 4 pm

By Guadalís Del Carmen, directed by David Mendizábal

My Father's Keeper is about family and the secrets we keep to protect our loved ones. Tirsio Armando Gonzalez and his wife Juana are the pillars of their community in the Dominican Republic and in their new home in Chicago, but Tirsio's sudden death causes family secrets to come to light. Dealing with their father's truth and double life, Mondo and Sofi?a must learn to lean on each other like never before while figuring out how to best honor their father. The Gonzalez family must define what secrets are worth keeping and which ones aren't worth the trouble.

Bloom Monday night November 19th 2018 at 7 pm

By Marco Antonio Rodriguez, directed by Rebecca S'manga Frank

In the near future, in an undisclosed town, a mother is forced by an oppressive regime to choose whether to murder her only son for what has been deemed "shameful" behavior or witness the wiping out of her entire family. A dark comedy. Yes. A dark comedy.

Founded in 2013, QSTC is a collective of twelve artists dedicated to amplifying the collective voice, individual potential, the overall presence of people of color, women and other marginalized groups within the American theatrical landscape. For ticketing and more information about QSTC, please visit: Please direct questions to:

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