"Three talent-packed days of staged readings of new plays by five great playwrights." We'd usually rewrite an opening PR statement like that. You know: ditching most of the adjectives? But, no, from our experience of theatre in this town, that description is pretty spot-on – concerning the writers and directors and performers alike. A veritable company of glory is gathered to present this showcase of original works for you. Friday
features Austin Traffic: The Musical pReview
by Megan Ortiz
(7pm) and Europa
, about "two women, their children, and the after-effects of sexual violence," by Sarah Saltwick
brings Megan Tabaque
’s Two Sweaty
, about the "unexpected friendship between two women in an urban cycling studio" (3pm) and Travis Tate
, a time-shifting tale of a town of freed slaves and immigrants in the mid-1800s
, that is where New York City's Central Park is now (8pm); and the series wraps on Sunday
, Raul Garza
's "poetic journey through realms of art, science, and the natural world" (3pm) and Lulu in Rochester
by Allison Gregory
, about "silent film star Louise Brooks’ temporary emergence from obscurity in the Fifties" (8pm). See website for details.
Aug. 16-18. Fri., 7 & 8:30pm; Sat.-Sun., 1 & 3pm. $5.