I spent a large chunk of this weekend in a workshop of a new play Brownie Points. It’s been a very interesting process as we’ve worked with playwright Janece Shaffer to really strengthen her already very strong and fascinating play. I am very excited to be working on a play that has five well-developed roles for women. The play takes as very honest look at race in America, the ways we acknowledge it and the ways we don’t. If you have either of the next two nights free do come and see it. Regular tickets are $15 but we are doing special artist and friend discounts, so check in with me about that.
The basic info:
Monday and Tuesday [February 11-12]
Theater J is hosting readings of Atlanta playwright Janece Shaffer’s “Brownie Points,” which follows the difficult interactions among high-strung mothers who take their daughters on a retreat for Girl Scouts. Race, class, and personalities come to a head on the trip.
by Janece Shaffer
Featuring Jen Plants, Aakhu Freeman, Carolyn Michelle Smith, Nanna Ingvarsson and Allyson Currin
7:30 PM – February 11-12
Theater J performances at the Washington DC Jewish Community Center in the
Aaron and Cecile Goldman Theater
1529 16th Street, NW
Parking: There is a lot next to the center ($5) and at 1616 P Street, between 16th and 17th ($4 with validation at front desk)
RSVP a reservation at 202-777-3210
Tix also available the night of the staged readings at the box office.
Discussions with the playwright, director and cast will follow.