WHO: Straz Center for the Performing Arts
WHAT: BIPOC Play-Reading Series
WHERE: Straz Center’s TECO Theater
WHEN: Sundays, Feb. 20, March 27, April 24 and May 15 at 2:30 p.m.
DETAILS: The Straz Center’s BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People-of-Color) Play-Reading Series is an integral part of the organization’s efforts to be more inclusive and to diversify its artistic offerings. This, in turn, is part of the overall commitment to diversity and inclusivity in all areas of The Straz.
This four-part series offers the dramatic experience of hearing excerpts from plays written by talented local and national writers. A question-and-answer period follows, during which writers can provide insight into their creative processes.
The first play, Lorraine, will be performed on Sunday, Feb. 20. Written by brothers Melvin Coleman and Marvin Coleman, the play depicts the last year of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and centers on the Lorraine Motel in which he was killed. Lorrainecalls on the voices of celebrities who stayed at the motel or who lived nearby, such as Isaac Hayes, Tina Turner and Richard Pryor, in addition to Dr. King’s and others in his life.
Additional play readings will be held on Sundays, March 27, April 24 and May 15. All play readings will be FREE and held at 2:30 p.m. in the TECO Theater. Reservations are required by calling 813.229.STAR (7827) or visiting the website atwww.strazcenter.org/Events/Straz/Shows/Voices-of-the-Community/BIPOC-Playreading-Series and clicking on the show date.
For more information about the Straz Center for the Performing Arts and its upcoming events, visitwww.strazcenter.org.
Events, days, dates, times, performers and prices are subject to change without notice.