Lunchtime Play Reading with Dr. Jennifer Joan Thompson

Friday, April 16, 2021

Friday, April 16th
12pm EDT

Looking for a chance to practice acting outside of the classroom? Dr. Jennifer Joan Thompson invites you to take part in a reading of Neva by Guillermo Calderón. After reading aloud together, we'll have time to share our thoughts.

In this informal Zoom reading, we are not performing for an audience but rather exploring the script in an active and collaborative way. Everyone who attends will have the opportunity to participate in the reading. All theatre lovers are welcome! No advance preparation needed!

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About the Play

This politically charged, haunting yet humorous meditation on theater and the revolutionary impulse tells the story of three actors, including Anton Chekhov's widow, who gather to rehearse scenes from The Cherry Orchard as Russia faces an impending revolution. A savage examination of the relationship between theater and historical context, Neva is the author's first play, which he directed for its English language premiere at the Public Theater in New York City.\

About the Playwright

Guillermo Calderón is Chile's foremost contemporary theater artist. His plays include Diciembre (December)Clase (Class)VillaDiscurso (Speech)Quake, and Escuela (School), and his productions have toured extensively through South America and Europe. His co-written screenplay Violeta won the World Cinema Jury Prize for Drama at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, and other awards include Best Play of the Year (Art Critics Circle of Chile), three Chilean Altazor Awards for Best Playwright and Best Director, and the 2010 Bank of Scotland Angel Award (Edinburgh Fringe Festival).