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.
A pre-teen dance troupe navigates ambition, friendship and desire as they claw their way to Nationals in Tampa Bay. A 2019 Pulitzer Prize finalist, DANCE NATION is funny, theatrically inventive and full of heart.
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.
DANCE NATION by Clare Barron
Directed by Kit McKay and Nick Viox