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People Sitting in Darkness  (New Play Workshop)

Friday, April 1, 2016 to Sunday, April 3, 2016
  • People Sitting in Darkness
    People Sitting in Darkness

In partnership with Azeotrope
Written by Clarence Coo
Directed by Desdemona Chiang

Fri, Apr 1, 2016 - 7:30pm
Sat, Apr 2, 2016 - 7:30pm
Sun, Apr 3, 2016 - 2:00pm

In this comic adaptation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream set in the early 20th-century Philippines, a small town prepares to stage a performance for their American occupiers. Their play, based on an American novel about a young boy and an escaped slave rafting down the Mississippi, will either earn the townspeople their freedom --or more trouble from the US military. 

People Sitting in Darkness Program (PDF)

The School of Drama New Play Workshop series is a celebration of new work and new voices in the American theatre. Each play in the series will be workshopped for 7-9 days with UW Drama students and guest artists. At the end of the process, each play will be presented in the form of a public reading.