Playwrights' Workshop 2013
brownsville song (b-side for tray)
by Kimber Lee
Tuesday, May 14 @ 7:30pm
In the aftermath of a shooting, a Brooklyn family struggles to find peace. Time moves in scattered rhythms, pivoting unpredictably between before and after, as they each stumble through grief, find each other, and fight their way toward hope.
by Dominique Morisseau
Wednesday, May 15 @ 7:30pm
In this third and final installment of a 3-play Detroit cycle, a makeshift family of workers at the last exporting auto plant in the city navigates shifting power dynamics, foreclosure, and inevitability as they are pushed to the limits of survival. When the barrier between blue collar and white collar gets blurred, how far over the lines are they willing to step?
by Rogelio Martinez
Tuesday, May 21 @ 7:30pm
“The little ball moves the big ball” - Chairman Mao. The story of how an American hippie was able to set the stage for Nixon’s legendary trip to China. A play about coincidences, White House politics, and LSD.
DEAD & BREATHING
by Chisa Hutchinson
Wednesday, May 22@ 7:30pm
Cranky old broad, Carolyn Whitlock, has been in hospice for far too long and just wants to die already. When she tries to convince a loud, oversharing nurse to assist her suicide, she has to work a lot harder than she ever has. The piece explores what it means to live a meaningful life, highlights the
simultaneously personal and communal nature of spirituality, and attempts to make terminal cancer... well... hilarious.