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2021 P45 Reading Series

Our longtime partner Parallel 45 Theatre Festival hosts a play reading series featuring work by award-winning MITTEN Lab alumni artists Monet Hurst-Mendoza, Liz Morgan, and Andrew Rincón on Friday, July 31st at 2, 5, and 8 PM.


Standard Seating (Lawn Seating) with $8 Per Reading and $12 All Day Pass.


For tickets and more information, click HERE


By Andrew Rincón
Directed by Jesse Jou
Reading at 2 pm

Snow in July, comets falling from the sky, the world is thrown into chaos as Cupid rips off her wings and gives up on Love. But her old flame Saint Valentine has a plan to bring her spirits back up; and it involves the relationship between two men, Alejandro and Benny. Moving from outer space to Hackensack NJ, I Wanna F*ck like Romeo and Juliet is a Queer love story of epic proportions that investigates God and mortals, realism and fantasy, and the shame and joy within Queer love of color.


By Liz Morgan
Directed by Khalia Davis
Reading at 5 pm

P.J. has spent a long time living in his father’s shadow, but when he decides to write a biopic about his legendary “TV Dad,” his career finally starts to generate the kind of momentum he’s always wanted. He’s got the best representation team money can buy, but can they save him when real-life drama threatens to tarnish the legacy of his beloved family sitcom?


By Monet Hurst-Mendoza
Directed by Liz Gray

Reading at 8 pm


Tyrell Johnson sits on Death Row for the double-murder of two undercover detectives. Mara Hernandez is a fresh-faced corrections officer, newly appointed to the night watch. Together, this unlikely pair, form an intense bond and make a pact to have a baby. A dark twist on “boy-meets-girl” and inspired by the unfolding true story of Ronell Wilson and Nancy Gonzalez, Blind Crest investigates racial identity and mass incarceration in the U.S. by compelling us to ask, “what is the value of a Black life in America, and at what cost are we willing to fight for it?”

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