Theatre Sparks: Black Flag

Saturday, October 3 | 1:00PM
Free*
*$10 suggested donation

Black Flag finds two new dorm-mates excited to start their freshman year together, until one decides to decorate their room with a little piece of ‘Southern pride.’

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Theatre Sparks: Act Free

Saturday, October 17 | 1:00PM
Free*
*$10 suggested donation

Act Free finds three kids wrestling with the definition of freedom.

Mad Cow Theatre, in partnership with Black Theatre Girl Magic, presents digital readings of five short plays by award-winning playwright, poet and changemaker Idris Goodwin to spark conversation about race in America for multi-generational audiences. 

How it works: Events will be livestreamed on Mad Cow Theatre and Black Theatre Girl Magic’s respective Facebook pages, but by registering, you will receive a ZOOM link to be “in the room” where you can participate in interactive discussions.


 

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SPIN by Madelyn Sergel - A Virtual Play Reading

Thursday, September 24th | 7:00pm
FREE*
*$10 suggested donation

On doctor’s orders to get in better shape, Fancy joins a gym. At her first indoor cycling class, as she begins spinning her legs, her thoughts start spinning as well. Past and current interactions are played out as spin instructor Angel becomes her combative and distant mother Gwen, her sister, and, eventually even Fancy herself, while another student morphs into her son, her father, and Spencer, a student she counsels at her job at a therapeutic day school. As her mind unspools these complex relationships, her body working harder and harder, Fancy confronts the biggest question of her life, “Can you love someone but not like them?” Making peace with her body sends her down the road of making peace with her past, and eventually, peace with herself.

How it works: First you must register for the reading here, then you will be sent a link to a ZOOM webinar the morning of the performance via email. 

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Two Minutes After Dawn by Vinecia Coleman - A Virtual Play Reading

Friday, September 25th | 7:00pm
FREE*
*$10 suggested donation

Over the past year and a half, life has become nearly out of control for Sam. She's buried under work, saving to buy a house, and trying her best to keep her marriage together. To top it all off, she's taken in her contentious mother, who has been diagnosed with dementia. Sam longs to be free of her burdens. Will she get the future she's always dreamed of or will she be forced to stand face-to-face with something she never saw coming: her present?

How it works: First you must register for the reading here, then you will be sent a link to a ZOOM webinar the morning of the performance via email. 

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Eggs on Ice by Kristine M. Reyes - A Virtual Play Reading

Saturday, September 26th | 7:00PM
FREE*
*$10 suggested donation

Denise is the top sales/marketing rep at Eggs on Ice, a premier egg freezing clinic, who believes in the company’s mission to help give women more reproductive choices. Led by the enigmatic and cocksure Dr. Freeze, the company is in a position to become a full-service facility for all fertility needs, second to none. As Denise takes the audience on a tour of the company and its clientele, she starts noticing strange new policies being put into place and begins to question if something more sinister is at play. Set in the very near future, Eggs on Ice is a satirical play about the egg freezing industry and how it markets to young professional women, preying and capitalizing on their fears and insecurities under the guise of helping them to “have it all”.

How it works: First you must register for the reading here, then you will be sent a link to a ZOOM webinar the morning of the performance via email. 

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Dear Anita Bryant by Ronni Sanlo - A Virtual Play Reading

Thursday, October 22nd | 7:00PM EST | Free*
*$10 suggested donation


Dear Anita Bryant is a memoir, a true story with a wide arc and an extremely relevant anchor. It makes the viewer ache, despair and rejoice and ache again, in waves and moments very familiar to each person who grew up during those years. And in the most unique moment at the end, the audience is brought to a place of forgiveness... the ending everyone needs.

How it works: First you must register for the reading here, then you will be sent a link to a ZOOM webinar the morning of the performance via email. 

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Last Will by Kimberly Dixon-Mays - A Virtual Play Reading

Friday, October 23rd | 7:00PM EST | Free*
*10 suggested donation

Last Will is about the complicated and corrupting power dynamics in relationships that cross race and gender lines in 21st C America, through a seemingly simple, pure subject.

How it works: First you must register for the reading here, then you will be sent a link to a ZOOM webinar the morning of the performance via email. 

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Ghost Story by Lia Romeo - A Virtual Play Reading

Saturday, October 24th | 7:00PM EST | Free*
*$10 suggested donation

Lydia’s just looking for a one-night stand, and so she’s brought a cute guy home from the company holiday party. But now things keep getting in the way. Like the fact that they could hardly be more different (she’s forty, he’s twenty-eight; she’s black, he’s white; she’s a New Yorker and he’s from the Midwest). And the fact that he’s still not over his ex. And the fact that her apartment might very well be haunted. A play about ghosts – both literal and otherwise – and the ways we try to move forward.

How it works: First you must register for the reading here, then you will be sent a link to a ZOOM webinar the morning of the performance via email. 

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Cassiopeia’s Absurd Ballet by Katie De Bari

Sunday, October 25th | 3:00PM EST | *Free
*$10 suggested donation
 

Using the myth of Cassiopeia and her daughter Andromeda, remixed and retold in the context of climate change and changing concepts of co-existence, this piece is a work-in-progress developed with the talented cast.

How it works: First you must register for the reading here, then you will be sent a link to a ZOOM webinar the morning of the performance via email. 

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