Alison ChristyDramaturg, Scholar, Script Consultantbased in Houston, Texas
Three readings of plays on race by three Houston playwrights! Hosted by Stages Repertory Theatre
Saturday, June 11
Complaint Box and/or Good Times, by Abby Koenig
When an unexpected guest visits their beach house, three estranged sisters – who have come together to clean it out – are forced to confront their sense of identity and their relationship to race.
All the Dying Voices, by Reginald Edmund
A black teenage boy is found hanging from a swing set and protesters are convinced that a white cop lynched him. A young black up-and-coming district attorney must resolve the case before a fast-approaching mayoral election.
Sunday, June 12
Rebel Yell, by Ted Swindley
Director: Eileen J. Morris
Dramaturg: Alison Christy
Set against the backdrop of a Civil War Confederate veterans’ home in 1920, Rebel Yell tells a shocking story about racism in the Jim Crow South. Caught between his white supremacist grandfather and his liberal, anti-racist father, a young man is forced to choose between the two most important men in his life with devastating results.