Festival Reading #4: Check It Out by Byron Harris
Directed by Taylor Gruenloh
A prison riot evokes images of high drama and mayhem between guards and prisoners, but for news crews parked miles away with no news forthcoming from the prison officials and sketchy details, the tedium builds as the clueless network demands for more and more mindless liveshots. But amidst the existential ennui, courageous acts of journalism beckon and bloom....
Chaplain Young--Brian Lee
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL:
Each year, our New Works Advisory Board reads between 50 and 100 plays taken from the cumulative body of work of student playwrights who will be coming for the current summer session. These plays are ranked and vetted, and ten are selected for staged readings in collaboration with directors associated with our program--Certificate students, visiting faculty and guest artists.
These readings are presented free to the public, but there is limited seating. We also bring in more than a dozen guest responders who are active working theatre professionals from across the country. Many of our festival readings have gone on to be published, produced and won major awards. Come see tomorrow's stars today!
Our festival is presented in collaboration with Mill Mountain Theatre on their Waldron Stage.
Mill Mountain Theatre, Waldron Stage (View)
20 Church Ave SE
Roanoke, VA 24020
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|