Unarmed and Dangerous - Festival Reading #5
Again this summer, due to ongoing pandemic restrictions, the 2021 Hollins Playwrights Festival readings will be presented live online via Zoom (all times Eastern). All readings are free and open to the public. But tickets will be limited.
Unarmed and Dangerous
Written and directed by Breana C. Venablé
"It is impossible to be unarmed when my blackness is the weapon you fear." - Rev. Traci Blackmon
Its 2013 and another young unarmed black man has been fatally shot by a white cop. The surrounding community has been shaken by this tragedy they cant escape. It's in their neighborhood, at their job, on the TV screen and controlling their lives. With rising tensions and emotions running wild, it's a race against time before their lives collide.
Elliott - Jonathan Caldwell
Cameron - Lydia Williamson
Deborah - Emilie Byron
Officer Burns - Sean Riehm
Officer Wilks - Greg Paroff
Captain/Retired NYPD officer/Family Lawyer - Tom Ollis
Kerrick's Lawyer/Criminal Defense Attorney - Shaneika Anderson
Fiancée/Legal Expert/NAACP President - Tatiana Durant
Reporter - ArLynn Parker
Stage Directions - Erin Lane
About the Festival:
Each summer at the end of July, we present a three-day event showcasing readings of student work from the Playwrights Lab. Normally, these eight readings are minimally staged at Mill Mountain Theatre's Waldron Stage for the general public and close to a dozen guest professional responders from all over the globe.
ONLINE TICKET SALES WILL END 30 MINUTES BEFORE THE EVENT START TIME.
After making your reservation, you will get an email with a confirmation of your request, but it won't include the Zoom link or event instructions. YOU WILL GET AN EMAIL ABOUT AN HOUR BEFORE THE EVENT WITH THE LINK TO THE PERFORMANCE and any additional directions specific to the event.
You can join the event up to 15 minutes before the start time. Running time is approximately 90 minutes. with a short Q&A to follow. DON'T LIVE ON THE EAST COAST? PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU CHECK THE TIME DIFFERENCE!
Hollins Playwright's Lab on Zoom
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