Presented in collaboration with Azeotrope.
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.
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.
Reading of People Sitting in Darkness
by Clarence Coo
directed by Desdemona Chiang