Parallel 45 Theatre and Crooked Tree Arts Center invite you to a series of free play readings featuring daring playwrights produced around the country and the world. Witness bold works written by notable playwrights and performed by some of our community's most talented actors and directors.
Winner of the Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Best New Play, ADMISSIONS by Joshua Harmon explores the ideals and contradictions of liberal white America. When the son of the white progressive-and-proud dean of admissions at a boarding school is waitlisted at his Ivy League dream school, his reaction opens a deep rift between the family's public values and private actions.
These intimate readings will introduce important, heavily-produced plays to our northern Michigan audience for a night of rediscovery and discussion. In holding a series of free readings for the greater theatre-loving public, we hope to include multiple voices in important, on-going conversations around race, religion, gender-identity and more. Each reading concludes with a panel featuring artists and community members.