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Strong Signals, Varied Voices

Sign on for script-in-hand readings of contemporary plays, presented in the style of live radio drama inspired by Orson Welles’s The Mercury Theatre on the Air. Taking theatre at KU to a new frequency, this livestreaming series features recently published works by Sheri Wilner and B.J. Tindal, as well as new plays in development by Associate Professor of English Darren Canady and PhD Candidate Alysha Griffin. Curated by Professor and Chair of the Department of Theatre & Dance Henry Bial, the readings will also feature post-show conversations with the playwrights. We hope the series resonates with you, wherever you’re tuning in.

Kingdom City
By Sheri Wilner
Directed by Henry Bial
Thursday, February 25, 2021
7 p.m.

Lot's Daughters
By Alysha Griffin
Directed by Henry Bial
Tuesday, March 9, 2021 - postponed
7 p.m.

March Madness*
By Darren Canady
Directed by Alysha Griffin
Wednesday, March 24, 2021
7 p.m.

*This performance is not related to the NCAA, the NCAA basketball tournaments, nor sponsored by the NCAA.

Goodnight, Tyler
By B.J. Tindal
Directed by Jenny Sledge Harris
Wednesday, April 14, 2021
7 p.m.


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