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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

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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