INTERIM WRITERS presents “Have You Read? May," an evening of short staged readings tonight, May 4, 7:30pm at The Democracy Center, 45 Mount Auburn Street, Harvard Square, Boston.
The event features FOUR RIFFS FOR A SAILOR, by Monica Raymond (IW Alumna), a selection from a full length YOU DESERVE ME, by Max Mondi (Co-Founder), the first act.
Max Mondi is a playwright and dramaturg who has provided literary support to theaters in Minnesota, Vermont, and proudly now in Boston. Productions of his work include Sometimes A Kumquat Is Just a Kumquat (Abingdon Theater Company), Todd Honey (Royall Tyler Theatre) and The Thing About Pants (Boston Actor's Theater's Summer Play Festival 2010). Max has also provided dramaturgy on such productions as The Caretaker, A Christmas Carol, Writer 1271 (Guthrie Theater), Phaedra's Love (Red Letter Theater) and The Minneapolis Pinter Studies (Mixed Precipiation Theatre).
Monica Raymond is a prize-winning playwright and poet. Her play the OWL GIRL, won the Clauder Gold Medal, the Peacewriting Award, and the Castillo Theater prize for political theater. A TO Z which follows two women, one black and one white, over forty years and all the letters of the alphabet, won the 2011 Ruby Lloyd Apsey Award for plays about race. Her poems, essays, and photos have appeared in the Village Voice, Iowa Review, Colorado Review, and in the last fourteen issues of the online journal qarrtsiluni.com. She's taught writing and interdisciplinary arts at Harvard, The Boston Museum School, and currently teaches at Emerson College. She's in the eleventh year of an experiment in living a carbon neutral life in an ordinary US City (Cambridge, Massachusetts).
There will be a talk back following each piece lead by co-founder and playwright Cassie M. Seinuk. This is purely a workshop, and your comments and reactions will be an invaluable asset to the playwrights in realizing their new works.
Admission is FREE!
The Interim Writers is a new collective dedicated to the fostering and development of Boston Playwrights. To this end, we hold bimonthly readings in which we invite playwrights to present a piece in any stage of development in order to obtain feedback and simply to hear their ideas out loud. Interim Writers is a welcoming resource not only for Boston playwrights to have their plays workshopped in a supportive and constructive environment, but also for Boston theater companies to have a single location to discover new plays and voices.
For more in formation, visit www.interimwriters.com.