McCarter Announces Community Play Reading Of Emily Mann's GREENSBORO: A REQUIEM
McCarter Theatre Center has announced a participatory community reading of Emily Mann's Greensboro: A Requiem on McCarter's Matthews Stage on Wednesday, November 14 at 6:30 p.m.
This event is free and open to the public, but RSVPs are requested (see link below).
Please RSVP via this linked form to ensure your seat. McCarter community play reading events are free and open to the public. Copies of the play will be provided at the event.
Community play readings are interactive, round-robin format readings in which everyone gets a chance to read aloud. No experience or preparation is necessary at all. The reading will be followed by a group discussion of the experience of the play in relation to contemporary concerns and events.
Greensboro: A Requiem is a 1996 documentary play written by McCarter's Artistic Director and Resident Playwright Emily Mann. The work was inspired by the killings of five anti-Ku Klux Klan demonstrators in Greensboro, North Carolina,
in 1979. The play-crafted entirely from verbatim interview material, courtroom transcripts, and personal reminiscences of the people involved-examines historical, yet timely, issues of social justice, white supremacism, hate speech, and
racially motivated violence.
This special reading event is presented in connection with the mission of The Ghostlight Project, which aims to create spaces that serve as "beacons of light" which are committed to diversity and inclusion. Organizations connected to The Ghostlight
Project pledge to stand for and protect the values of inclusion, participation, and compassion for everyone regardless of race, class, religion, country of origin, immigration status, (dis)ability, gender identity, or sexual orientation.
For more information about The Ghostlight Project, please visit www.theghostlightproject.com.
McCarter Theatre Center's mission is to create world-class theater and present the finest performing artists for the engagement, education, and entertainment to the community. Under the artistic leadership of award-winning playwright and director Emily Mann and Managing Director Michael S. Rosenberg, McCarter produces a vibrant six-play Theater Series each season.
Winner of the 1994 Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre, world premieres include Christopher Durang's Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike (2013 Tony - Best Play); Tarell Alvin McCraney's The Brother/Sister Plays; Emily Mann's Having Our Say; and Danai Gurira's The Convert. Other works which later moved to Broadway include Brian Friel's Translations, Nilo Cruz's Anna in the Tropics (Pulitzer Prize), and Frank McGuinness' translation of Electra. Through the leadership of Special Programming Director William W. Lockwood, McCarter brings the best artists from around the world to Princeton, New Jersey, including upcoming visits from Dianne Reeves, Esperanza Spalding, Andy Borowitz, and many more. Education and outreach efforts serve tens of thousands through student matinees, in-school residencies, and adult education classes.
McCarter is supported by contributions from Princeton University, the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, corporations, foundations, and from over 2,000 individuals. More at mccarter.org.