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| Expand Upon:
by Rachel Atkins and Seayoung Yim
| Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 8:00pm
Sunday, October 22, 2017 at 2:00pm
at the Ethnic Cultural Theatre
For the new Expand Upon staged reading series, the community selected the theme “Institutional Racism” for the first round, and Mirror Stage commissioned two local Seattle playwrights to each write a 30-minute piece, using the same multi- generational, multi-racial cast. The first script read for a small invited audience will take place in mid-May, and performances will be in mid-October, dates and location to be announced.
Theatre That Gets People Talking, Mirror Stage’s innovative staged reading series engage the community in examining and discussing topical issues from different perspectives. Presented without costumes or sets, the emphasis on the text encourages audiences to create their own imagined world inhabited by the play’s characters. Following every performance, a moderated discussion with the audience and artists explores the issues raised in more depth.
The Ethnic Cultural Theatre is located at 3940 Brooklyn Ave NE, near University of Washington in Seattle. Complimentary parking is available in University of Washington’s lot W12, located at just south of the Ethnic Cultural Theater on Brooklyn Ave NE. Look for the Mirror Stage sandwich boards.