Mon 9/23 @ 7PM
The mission of Cleveland-based nonprofit Playwrights Local is to develop new playwriting talent through a variety of programs: workshops, staged readings, fully staged productions and more.
Staged readings are often the first step in play development, where the author can hear for the first time how her words sound when spoken out loud. Playwrights Local’s Fall Roundtable series, at the Creative Space on Waterloo, offers them this opportunity, along with the chance to get helpful feedback from listeners.
Their current series of readings is dealing with some heavy topics. Following last week’s reading of a play set around the post World War II Nuremberg Trials of Nazi war criminals, PL presents Ife-Gail F. Young’s Mama’s Oven, directed by Ashley Aquilla. This one follows the aftereffects of another war: the Korean war. A missing husband returns three years after his discharge, a changed man, with his wife having moved on. There are also orphaned doo-wop singers.
The readings are free and open to the public; no ticket or reservation is required.