Mirror Stage Presents Local Playwrights In Conversation

Mirror Stage commissioned two Seattle-area playwrights to respond to the community-selected theme Incarceration. Presented in tandem as simply staged readings, The Assailant by Alma Davenport, and The Swimming Pool by Stacy D. Flood use the same multi-generational, multi-racial cast. A moderated discussion exploring the issues in more depth follows every performance.

Local media invited. Limited recording permitted. Run time: approx. 2 hours including post-play discussion.

Seattle's University District - The Ethnic Cultural Theatre, 3940 Brooklyn Ave NE. October 6 at 8:00pm*October 7 at 2:00 pm. South Seattle in Columbia City - The Southside Commons 3518 S Edmunds St

October 13 at 8:00pm October 14 at 2:00 pm**At 7pm on 10/6 and 1pm on 10/14 Dr. Dan Berger, UW Bothell, delivers a brief lecture, prior to the play readings, on the history of mass incarceration in the U.S

Originally founded in 1991, Mirror Stage is a small professional theatre company reflecting the diversity of the community on stage in high quality, progressive, thought-provoking productions that play it smart without always playing it safe. The mission of Mirror Stage is to use the power of theatre to challenge assumptions, bias and prejudice, while encouraging more thoughtful reflection on today's issues. They nurture unique artistic voices while providing opportunities for newly emerging artists to work alongside more seasoned professionals. More at www.mirrorstage.org.

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