Three Black creatives from Alabama fight for their place on an app that constantly erases them after a White content creator steals their content. When a famous filmmaker decides to document their journey, the trio’s bond has to survive jealousy before the spotlight costs them their friendship
Reading of Floating Naked with Piranhas
Two puppet ministers meet the Houston Pickaxe Killer.
December reading — If Nobody Does Remarkable Things
Joel is on board a ship and needs somewhere to stay. Paul thinks they should rescue him but Anna’s not so sure. A new play about climate change and forgiveness.
November reading — Hecuba by Amanda Andrei
Set in Los Angeles, Philippine-born baker and mother Hecuba struggles to remember and reconcile the past violence done to her and her children. Meanwhile, her children – activist Cassandra and scholar Polyxena – clash over Polyxena’s unexpected/unwanted pregnancy. All the women orbit the question: How do I obtain justice in an unjust world?
Please join us for a panel discussion!
On Monday, September 12, at 6:30 on Facebook.
Rehearsing the Times Panel Discussion
With Dabrina Sandifer and Jennifer Decker, and moderated by Karen Schlag.
This panel discussion will talk about how “art imitates life”. To discuss how we have so many pieces of literature, films, and plays, that continue to go through a cycle of violence and hardship and how it affects writers, directors, and actors. We will discuss how we can use platforms to advocate and connect. And when is it a great time to inform children of what’s taking place in the world and how we do it?
ABC City produces educational programming for children. One of its most popular characters is Mr. Pickle, whose goal is to guide children through some of the most difficult situations in various eras, such as the tensions in the Balkans in the early 2000s, immigrant detention camps on the Texas border during President Trump, and the post climate apocalypse in the future.
Reading for April 2022!
Doug writes a historical play diminishing the prominence of a woman; director Rebecca restores it through skillful staging, angering Doug. What do writers and artists owe to historical fact?
Our reading for February 2022!
Elizabeth Macy is a white passing black woman in the 1940s. She lives three separate identities that she must portray for the benefit of others. That is, until Elizabeth decides to choose herself.
Wordsmyth Theater Company is funded in part by the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance.
Our first live reading in two years!
In this comedy, Dr. Meg Carr is an oncologist who cries when her patients die. She’s been fighting for twenty years for California to have a Right To Die Bill so that patients can take death into their own hands and die peacefully. But Meg has to face the reality of what she believes in when a very sick 17 year old terminally ill patient shows up at her home.
Gail Parent was plucked from N.Y.U. to write for The Carol Burnett Show, the only female writer. She wrote for 5 seasons earning 5 Emmy nominations as well as an Emmy win. Gail’s TV credits include: creating the cult series, Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman, co-writing for The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Rhoda, co-writing Sills and Burnett at the Met with Kenny Solms, garnering an Emmy nomination. She wrote and produced for The Golden Girls earning 3 Emmy nominations as well as the HBO series Tracey Takes On starring Tracey Ullman, earning 8 Emmy nominations and a win. She also wrote on State of the Union for Tracey.
Stacy Sherman is an Oscar nominated and Emmy award-winning documentary filmmaker (God Sleeps In Rwanda). She Associate Produced the multi-award winning documentaries Chasing Ice and The Babushkas of Chernobyl, which has a 100% on Rotten Tomatoes.
Patrons will be required to wear masks and show proof of a negative COVID test result (within 48 hours). A vaccination card may be shown in lieu of the test. Photocopies or a photo on your phone of medical records will be accepted.
Also, due to COVID, there will be no wine service before or reception after the reading.