Playwrights of Color Summit

GENEVA — Quick Silver Theater Company’s Playwrights of Color Summit is returning to Geneva next month.

The Summit is a week-long residency that allows previously unproduced playwrights an opportunity to work exclusively on their plays with all resources, stipends, travel and room and board provided by Quick Silver. The week’s work will culminate in staged readings of four finalists’ plays.

“This year we will accentuate the voices of four female solo artists whose work sheds light on self-worth, communication, love, identity and growing as an artist,” said founder Tyrone Mitchell Henderson. “It is so fulfilling to bring these new works to my home town.”

Henderson has a recurring role in “The Good Fight” on CBS-AllAccess. He will be appearing in The Public Theatre production of “Much Ado About Nothing,” directed by Tony Award-winning director Kenny Leon, and in the fall he can be seen in Tony Award-winner Billy Porter’s play at Primary Stages in New York City.

The venues hosting the Summit include Hobart and William Smith Colleges, The Gearan Center for the Performing Art — McDonald Theatre, and The Geneva Community Center – Pat Collins Black Box.

Staged readings will be held on Friday through Saturday, June 14 to 16. Each will be followed by a talk-back or QST Conversation.

Admission is free.

The running time for each is approximately 90 minutes.

Seating is limited. Acquiring a POCS Passport will reserve attendance at all four readings.

Summit staged readings are moderated by Michael Bradford, professor of dramatic arts at the University of Connecticut. Audience members are encouraged to join the Conversations to offer immediate feedback and engage with guest artists.

Founded in 2014, QSTC is a collective of 13 artists dedicated to amplifying the collective voice, individual potential, the overall presence of people of color, women and other marginalized groups within the American theatrical landscape.

For more information and to make reservations for the Summit readings, visit Find QSTC on Facebook: @QuickSilverTheaterCompany; Twitter: @QuickSilver Thtr; or Instagram: @QuickSilverThtr.

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