Monday, August 24, at 7 PM, Matt Hune will be discussing Buzzer by Tracey Scott Wilson. Matt Hune is the Artistic Director and Co-Founder of Rec Room. September 14 we will have Reginald Edmund, and on September 28 it will be Timothy Dickson.All at https://www.facebook.com/wordsmyththeaterco/. And while on that page, check out the previous discussions if you haven’t already. We have Crystal Rae, Troy Scheid, and Jennifer Decker, among others.
Play Time! A Conversation Series About Why Plays Work
Wordsmyth Theater Company is excited to launch an effort to keep lively play discussion a part of our ever-changing times. Every other week, starting Monday, May 4th at 7pm, Wordsmyth will host a discussion around a favorite play of the presenter(s) for the evening, focusing on what makes the play work so well. We’d like you to ask questions and add your thoughts to the discussion.
Melissa Flower and William Duell will co-host the first “Play Time!” and discuss Failure: A Love Story by Philip Dawkins.
If you’d like to attend, mark a reminder on your calendar to go to the Wordsmyth Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/wordsmyththeaterco/) where it will be livestreamed Monday, May 4th at 7pm.
The series continues on May 18, June 1, June 15 and June 29, all times 7pm.
Looking forward to seeing you virtually and hearing your thoughts.
March Reading — Just So Typically Me, by Troy Loftin — Cancelled (to be rescheduled)
Is it so cruel for the world for one to be a perfectionist? Is the victory of my handwork a defeat for you? It’s just so typically me to want everything…
Come out to see the reading of Just So Typically Me
Julian, a woman riding the tides of her mania and depression, has returned home in the far north live in her childhood treehouse while writing book with her best friend about the loss of her twin sister. But Julian has a hidden motive — hidden far below in a mysterious Chamber beneath the ice.
Our September reading — World Classic, by Nelson Diaz-Marcano, our bilingual play
An ex-baseball player from Puerto Rico currently living in New York gathers two generations of his family to watch a big game. Accusations get bunted about as festering wounds break open.
Our May reading! You Are What You, by Mora Harris
Competitive eater Francie is desperate to find a way to help her younger anorexic sister Trisha eat. They get a surprise visit from their favorite sassy, sarcastic, celebrity chef. Will she save the day or compound the problem?
There’s also a talking pot roast.
Wordsmyth Theater Company is funded in part by the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance.
April 1 reading — Tweet, by Charles Zito
Be careful what you tweet! What should be the consequences for Lily when she tweets what she thinks is a joke, but what the internet deems to be racist and homophobic?
Our March reading — featuring a Houston playwright!
“I didn’t know who else to call,” says Tara about her husband, Benji, a badass Mexican combat medic, to his sister Josie. Benji came back from Afghanistan and …well…things are not the same.
Please join us for Cultured Cocktails at Boheme Cafe & Wine Bar at 307 Fairview St. near the corner of Taft St. on Thursday, Dec. 13, from 5 to 8. We will receive 10% of the proceeds from all drink sales. We will have short readings from scenes of two plays. So come join us for a fun and socializing, while also raising funds! (P.S., I hear their patio is dog friendly.)