New plays by Kamilah Bush, Cindy Lou Johnson, Clarence Coo, and Aurora Real de Asua
WTF’s Fridays@3 reading series is a renowned program for the development and discovery of new work. Many Festival productions started as Fridays@3 readings. Spend the afternoon at the Clark with a play in development, performed by professional actors.
Tickets:$15 ( with no processing fee per ticket)
Seating is general admission. Reservations required.
Program, casting, and COVID-19 protocols are subject to change.
Friday, July 14th at 3 pm
Nick and the Prizefighter
By Kamilah Bush
Directed by Kristolyn Lloyd
Selah Thompson is the caregiver for her famous playwright father, Forest Thompson. Nick Beerman, a young writer and dramaturg is tasked with helping Forest complete his life’s work before the clock runs out. Selah must fight for control of her father’s work and legacy- and find her own rhythm as she prepares to face the world without him.
Friday, July 21st at 3 pm
Plunder and Lightning
By Cindy Lou Johnson
Tina and George’s preparations for an important party are wildly derailed when their daughter Rikki shows up on the run from the cops, and Tina’s stepmother, Lola, threatens to levy charges of elder abuse. A dark comedy about greed and the urgent power of love, Plunder and Lightning examines the price to be paid for burying our sins—in the field out back.
Friday, July 28th at 3 pm
Chapters of a Floating Life – Winner of the 2023 L. Arnold Weissberger New Play Award!
By Clarence Coo (Recipient of the 2023 Jay Harris Commission)
Directed by Jennifer Chang
Two couples from China try to make ends meet in New York City in the wake of the Second World War. One husband and wife live uptown, obsessed with a past of poetry, painting, and gardens. Another pair face the day-to-day reality of keeping a Chinatown restaurant in business. Their worlds, previously separated by class and education, converge when the two women find each other in Central Park and fall under the spell of the Chinese language.
Friday, August 4th at 3 pm
By Aurora Real de Asua
Directed by Maggie Burrows
It’s Gary’s 77th birthday and all she wants to do is surf. The only problem? She’s never stepped foot on a board before. But with the help of a hot-rod teenage surf instructor and the company of her two best friends, Gary is about to go on the ride of her life. As the three women navigate the currents of the Pacific, they must confront seven decades of secrets and sacrifices, not to mention the odd jellyfish or two.