2015 Artists at Play Readings
April 4, 2015
Lounge Theatre

As part of our 2015 spring reading series, Artists at Play helped develop and proudly showcased new work by two female playwrights.

The Two Kids That Blow Shit Up
By Carla Ching
Directed by Snehal Desai
Dramaturgy by Marie-Reine Velez

Featuring Julia Cho and Raymond Lee

Diana and Max meet at 10 years old, the day their parents start fucking. In the ensuing 18 years, their parents break up, get back together, marry and divorce. And they see each other through it all, trying not to make the same mistakes their parents did. A play about trying not to fall in love with your best friend so you end up hating them.

Nobody’s Child
By Sanaz Toossi
Directed by Alejandra Cisneros
Dramaturgy by Nicholas Pilapil

Featuring Esther Mira, Nasi Nassiri, Joey Vahedi, Nadia Wit

When you’re stuck on a train going through the desert in the Middle East, things can get heated. Especially for three prickly siblings. Oldest sister Shadi is depressed, youngest sibling Cameron is in transition, and Ani—with a brand new nose—is caught in the middle. Questions of identity, love, gender and body hair are raised. Razors drawn.