In 1964 Gene was a well-respected white leader in the Civil Rights Movement, working alongside Dr. King and others in Birmingham, AL. Conflicts with the Leadership Council and the death of his young protegè, Andy, in Selma chased him back to the life of a professor in New York City. It is now 1982, and leaders of a new movement have come to ask him to lend his expertise once again. But Gene has to confront his memories of Andy– and his own self-oppression– before he can move forward to help out an old friend.
Written by the winner of the 2015 NJ State Council on the Arts Playwriting Fellowship, Henry Meyerson, and directed by WTNJ Associate Artistic Director James Glossman.
Date: January 14 at 7:00 pm
Dreyfuss Theatre on the Fairleigh Dickinson University Florham Campus – Show In Map
About The Soundings Reading Series
The Soundings Reading Series is designed to test fairly well-developed plays in front of an audience. Authors have five hours of rehearsal with professional actors and a director, and a public reading of the play with guided feedback from the audience.
These readings permit Writers Theatre to connect with its community of patrons and artists to:
- Gain audience insight into the play
- Continue the exposure of the audience to the creative process
- Give our audience experiences with diverse narrative forms.
Writers Theatre presents around 10 of these readings per year. Plays presented will be a mix of new submissions and continued relationships with writers whose work has been developed at WTNJ in the past.