Want to check out the work of a bunch of playwrights for free? Interested in supporting theater by playwrights of color?
Easy! Just head over to the Playwrights’ Center in Minneapolis tonight at 7:30 for “Madness,” a monthly “new play testing ground’ organized by “The Unit.”
“The Unit” is an independent collective of emerging playwrights of color and theater artists “devoted to pushing the development of new work beyond the conventional parameters of play development such as sit down readings and workshops.”
Each month a different thematic challenge is assigned to participating writers; this month’s theme is “The Loss of Innocence.” The writers then create a ten-minute play over the next 3 weeks. At each monthly “Madness” event, the plays are staged by actors (with scripts in hand). The performance is followed by refreshments and feedback from the audience.
Check out the Madness facebook page for more information.