Quick Silver Theater Company's 2nd Annual Playwrights of Color Summit to be Presented in Geneva, NY
Founded in 2013, QST is a collective of thirteen 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.
QST's Playwrights of Color Summit is a week-long residency that allows previously unproduced playwrights an opportunity to work exclusively on their plays with all resources, stipends, travel and room & board provided by QST. The week's work will culminate in staged readings of the three finalists' plays. Founder Tyrone Mitchell Henderson says, "The astounding works of these three playwrights address current societal issues including politics and the press, Black Lives Matter and LGBTQ relationships."
Playwrights of Color Summit
Readings on Friday June 9th and Saturday June 10th, 2017
Each staged reading will be followed by a talk-back or QST Conversation. Admission Free
Seating is Limited-Reserve a POCS Passport to attend all three readings. Geneva, New York
The Playwrights of Color Summit will take place in Geneva, New York. Geneva is Henderson's home town. The venues hosting the Summit include Hobart and WilLiam Smith Colleges, The Smith's Opera House and The Geneva Community Center.
Every theatrical event produced by Quick Silver Theater Company concludes with a QST Conversation. Renowned playwright and Professor of Dramatic Arts at The University of Connecticut Michael Bradford will moderate each of the QST Conversations. We encourage audience members to join us following the readings in order to offer their immediate feedback and engage with our guest artists.
Quick Silver Theater Company's Playwrights of Color finalists are:
Sergei Burbank's (_l_) or The Ass of the Prophet directed by L.A. Williams (LCT3, Roundabout Theatre, and Clubbed Thumb directing fellow) will be presented at 7 pm Friday June 9th at The Smith's Opera House.
Benjamin B.J. Tindal's Goodnight, Tyler directed by Cezar Williams (Artistic Director of the Obie Award winning The Fire This Time Festival) will be presented at 2 pm June 10th at The Geneva Community Center.
Christina Nieves' The Only One directed by Rebecca S'Manga Frank (Asst. director Nat Turner in Jerusalem-NYTW) will be presented at 7 pm June 10th at The Gearan Center for the Performing Arts- Hobart and WilLiam Smith Colleges.
For more information about QST and to make reservations for the Summit readings, please visit: www.QuickSilverTheater.com.