Skip to main content Skip to footer site map

Urban Stages Presents Two Free Reading This December - #NWORD By Christian Elder and PULP VERITE By Crystal Skillman

Urban Stages Presents Two Free Reading This December - #NWORD By Christian Elder and PULP VERITE By Crystal Skillman

Urban Stages Frances Hill, Artistic Director and Antoinette Mullins Literary Manager announce selections for the December play readings.

On December 4th #NWORD written by Christian Edler is directed by Vincent Scott, starring Disnie Sebastien with Max Samuels and Shabazz Green will be presented.

#NWORD brings two Brooklyn mothers together who clash when one woman's child is seen calling the other's son the "N" word in a video online. After tempers flare from the incident, the mothers and their husbands form a friendship before betrayal is exposed.

Playwright Christian Elder is a poet, filmmaker, playwright that is based in Los Angeles. His play INSEX, was honored with a stage reading at the Billie Holiday Theater in the fall of 2018. His film "Big Meet" staring Lane Carlson was the recipient of an Earth Award. He founded Old Hat Productions and independent publishing press Old Hat Press.

On Thursday, December 5th Urban Stages will present Crystal Skillman's PULP VERITE directed by Kristan Seemel.

In Pulp Verite, Joy is a member of a filmmaking collective where she is captured and held overseas for three years. After being released she returns to the USA to reunite with her friends with the hope of bringing her sister who is still a captive with the ISIS home. Their strength as a collective, youthful ideology, and commitment to the cause are shaken to the core.

Ms. Skillman's play Open had a sellout run at the TANK theater this summer earning a NY TIMES and TONY Critics Pick. Other plays include Geek, King Kirby, Another Kind Of Love, and Cut. Pulp Verite was announced on the 2019 Kilroys list as Honorable Mention. Crystal is the musical book writer of Mary and Max which was awarded the 2018 MUT Critics Prize and just opened in Austria on an international tour.

Both readings begin at 7pm at Urban Stages located at 259 W 30 Street.

For more information and reservations call Urban Stages 212 421-1380.



HEDY! THE LIFE & INVENTIONS OF HEDY LAMARR to Return to NYC This Month Photo
HEDY! The Life & Inventions of Hedy Lamarr, the 24x Award-Winning, Internationally Acclaimed play, returning to NYC for the first time in 4 years, will run Friday, December 9th at 7:00 pm, Saturday, December 10th at 7:00 pm, Sunday, December 11th at 5:00 pm.

Photos: First Look At Marceline Hugot And Jeffrey Binder In  Truman Capotes A CHRISTMAS ME Photo
See brand new production photos as The Whale Theater and Tectonic Theater Project present Truman Capote's A Christmas Memory at Hudson New York's Park Theater.

Photos: See André De Shields & More at UNSCRIPTED LIVE at City Winery Photo
See photos of Tony, Emmy, and GRAMMY Award-winning performing artist André De Shields and more at The Loft at City Winery for 'Unscripted Live,' an interview series that spotlights the stories of legendary artists, their resilience, and their creative regeneration.

Noah Galvin Will Lead New Meet Cute Audio Series, CHRISTMASUZANNUKKAH Photo
Noah Galvin has been cast in Meet Cute's new audio series, Christmasuzannukkah. The cast also includes Amy Sedaris, Danny Tamberelli, Torian Brackett, Eliza Hurwitz, and Olivia Miller.


More Hot Stories For You


HEDY! THE LIFE & INVENTIONS OF HEDY LAMARR to Return to NYC This MonthHEDY! THE LIFE & INVENTIONS OF HEDY LAMARR to Return to NYC This Month
December 3, 2022

HEDY! The Life & Inventions of Hedy Lamarr, the 24x Award-Winning, Internationally Acclaimed play, returning to NYC for the first time in 4 years, will run Friday, December 9th at 7:00 pm, Saturday, December 10th at 7:00 pm, Sunday, December 11th at 5:00 pm.

Photos: First Look At Marceline Hugot And Jeffrey Binder In  Truman Capote's A CHRISTMAS MEMORYPhotos: First Look At Marceline Hugot And Jeffrey Binder In Truman Capote's A CHRISTMAS MEMORY
December 2, 2022

See brand new production photos as The Whale Theater and Tectonic Theater Project present Truman Capote's A Christmas Memory at Hudson New York's Park Theater.

Photos: See André De Shields & More at UNSCRIPTED LIVE at City WineryPhotos: See André De Shields & More at UNSCRIPTED LIVE at City Winery
December 2, 2022

See photos of Tony, Emmy, and GRAMMY Award-winning performing artist André De Shields and more at The Loft at City Winery for 'Unscripted Live,' an interview series that spotlights the stories of legendary artists, their resilience, and their creative regeneration.

Suzan-Lori Parks' PLAYS FOR THE PLAGUE YEAR to Return to The Public in April 2023Suzan-Lori Parks' PLAYS FOR THE PLAGUE YEAR to Return to The Public in April 2023
December 2, 2022

After a truncated run as a result of several COVID-19 cases in the company, Suzan-Lori Parks’ theatrical concert PLAYS FOR THE PLAGUE YEAR will be returning for an engagement in The Public Theater's Joe’s Pub in April 2023.

Noah Galvin Will Lead New Meet Cute Audio Series, CHRISTMASUZANNUKKAHNoah Galvin Will Lead New Meet Cute Audio Series, CHRISTMASUZANNUKKAH
December 2, 2022

Noah Galvin has been cast in Meet Cute's new audio series, Christmasuzannukkah. The cast also includes Amy Sedaris, Danny Tamberelli, Torian Brackett, Eliza Hurwitz, and Olivia Miller.