On the verge of On The Verge

On the Verge

In this Episode, Josiah Davis, Alex Elam, Terry Li, and Jojo Nwoko of On The Verge Summer Theatre Festival join Maggie and Anna to talk about this year’s productions.

August 2-13 On The Verge Summer Theatre Festival

A developmental premiere of TROUBLE IN KIND by Caridad Svich. People by the name of I’m A, I’m a Nother and I’m a Nother Other live in a small town on the edge of the bayou. In the aftermath of a hate crime, they all seek to re-make their lives. It’s gonna take a ritual, a visiting deity, and a ghostly encounter at the cross-roads to stir up the waters of progress once again. An incantation play for troubled times inflected with the timbre of tripped-out zydeco blues. This play is part of the AMERICAN PSALM seven-play cycle that began with RED BIKE, which is now in a rolling world premiere around the country. Tickets

A developmental premiere of ATHENA/SPA PLAY by Gracie Gardner. Gracie Gardner’s inspired, hilarious stories of connection and despair bring edge and poignancy to unseen intimacy. Whether it be a queer woman whose radical success has crippled her with loneliness reaching out to craigslist for inspiration, or a teenage girl asking for a fencing partner to soften rather than provoke her competitive edge – Gardner’s stories are diamonds in the rough. In a moment where social media wants us all to look “alright” and leaves us lonelier than ever, and when women’s self care, queerness, or care for others is a political act, how can the unusual gesture point to how toxic our usual culture can be? Tickets

More info at OnTheVergeFest.org

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