New Plays By UMass Dartmouth Students To Be Presented At The Reading Stage

New Plays By UMass Dartmouth Students To Be Presented At The Reading Stage

The Reading Stage is a presentation of readings of new ten-minute plays by dramatic writing students at UMass Dartmouth. Readings will take place on December 3 & 5th at 6pm in Room 205 of the Claire T Carney Library on the UMass Dartmouth campus.

The Reading Stage, which began as a program with New African Company in Boston back in the 1990s was brought to UMass Dartmouth in 2010 by Associate English Professor Mwalim (Morgan James Peters) as a service learning activity in arts and civic dialogue, in cooperation with the Leduc Center for Civic Engagement. Students collaborate with directors and actors to develop and present public readings of their original ten-minute plays. Arts & Civic Engagement is a service learning curriculum developed by Mwalim, based on the Federal Theatre Project of the 1930's.

This year's plays include:

"Love & Bullet"
By Peter Owusu
Directed by Trina Ruffin

"Advice Between Friends"
By Nikolas Fuentes
Directed by Paige Zora

"Say Her Name"
By Daina Ricketts
Directed by Paige Zora

"A Weekend Getaway"
by Zachary R Hodges
Directed by Dylan Deflorio

"Three the Hard Way"
By Trina Moals- Ruffin
Directed by Christina E.

"The Secret of Somerville"
by Marissa Brum
Director: Nicole Ochoa

"The Fraudulent Father"
By Nicole Ochoa
Directed by Marissa Brum

"The Last Supper"
By David Waiyaki
Directed by Daniel Kangethe

"Behind The Smiles, Where The Lie Lies"
By Jada Gordon
Directed by Domonique

"Mind of My Own"
by Jillian Yates
Directed by Jonathan Perreira

"Alex"
By Paige E. Zora
Directed By: Rebeckah J. Zora

"God Forgive Me" 
By Makeda VanHorne
Directed by Daina Ricketts

All readings are free and open to the public.

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