The Landing Theatre Company presents
Friday, October 23 @ 8pm
Daughters of the Moon is the first play in Reginald Edmund's nine play series, “The City of the Bayou Collection". The story follows a runaway slave girl and a former plantation mistress wanted for murder as they embark on a perilous journey North towards freedom, guided by an Ancient African Goddess.
About the Playwright
Reginald Edmund, is a resident playwright of Chicago Dramatists, and Managing Curating Producer of Black Lives, Black Words International Project. He also served as Artistic Associate / Literary Manager at Pegasus Theatre, and Artistic Patriot at Merrimack Repertory Theatre. He is a 2013 Edgerton Foundation New American Play Award Winner. He was previously a 2009-2010, 2010-2011 Many Voices Fellow playwright at the Playwrights' Center. Originally from Houston, Texas, he received his BFA in Theatre-Performance from Texas Southern University, and his MFA in playwriting at Ohio University.
ReadFest Houston and The Landing Theatre Company
ReadFest Houston was created to showcase the kind of work Houston companies do and are known for. As a company we devote significant time helping playwrights develop new work and providing exposure for their new work. That is what we are showcasing for this first ReadFest event.
Reggie has written what we believe is an important and challenging work. It is poetic, lyrical, haunting, beautiful and timely. And we hope to further its development through our exploration of it. The work features a cast of seven women, and will be directed by Houston native, Timothy Eric.
**Daughters of the Moon has had workshops at UConn/ Connecticut Repertory Theatre and Chicago Dramatists Theatre
ReadFest Houston is presented by Next Iteration Theater Company and sponsored in part by the MATCH and CultureMap
Playwright, Reginald Edmund
Mawu - Michelle Elaine
Kokuma - Uju Edoziem
Julia Elizabeth - Julia Fontenot
Chorus NORTH - Cynnita Agent
Chorus SOUTH - Erika R. Walton
Chorus EAST - Samantha West
Chorus WEST - Renee van Nifterik
October 22-24, 2015
ReadFest Houston celebrates the dynamic play development process by offering free staged or concert readings of new plays or plays new to Houston.
ReadFest Houston Schedule
Thursday 10/22 8:00 pm: Black Lab Theatre
Friday 10/23 7:00 p.m: Hune Company
Friday 10/23 8:00 pm: Landing Theatre Company
Saturday 10/24 5:00 pm: Wordsmyth Theater Company
Saturday 10/24 7:00 pm: The Ensemble Theatre
Saturday 10/24 8:00 pm: Next Iteration Theater Company
Tickets are FREE!
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