Alliance/Kendeda Week

Join us as we celebrate the Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition. From February 20–22, we will be featuring readings of this year's finalists, all directed by and starring some of Atlanta theatre's biggest names. This schedule is subject to change.

All of the readings and conversations are free (but please RSVP online) and will be staged in The Woodruff Arts Center's Memorial Arts Building (the same building that the Alliance Stage is in) in either the Black Box Theatre (on the third floor) or the Rich Theatre (on the main floor).

Wednesday, February 20

Faded: A Calypso
by Karina Billini, The New School
Directed by Lisa Adler
A Trinidadian-American reporter secures a new position at a news agency where she is forced to navigate micro-aggressions in the workplace amidst a larger conversation of how optics and politics inform which victims’ stories get told.
7:00 p.m. in the Rich Theatre


Thursday, February 21

by Mary Lyon Kamitaki, University of Southern California
Directed by Clifton Guterman
Amidst an impending volcano eruption, a daughter returns home to Hawaii with her girlfriend to reconcile her relationship with her father. 
2:00 p.m. in the Selig Family Black Box Theatre


Friday, February 22

by Marisela Treviño Orta, University of Iowa
Directed by Justin Anderson
Marta, a 30 year old woman who once had big dreams of going to college, has spent 12 years living with her mom (in the stifled atmosphere of a trailer home) and taking care of her siblings.   When a laptop shows up in the home, Marta begins an online relationship with a man who helps her eventually free herself from the emotional shackles of her family.
2:00 p.m. in the Selig Family Black Box Theatre


Happy Hour
by Samantha Riley, NYU Tisch School of the Arts
Directed by Freddie Ashley
A bright comedy following the employees of a small San Francisco publishing company who meet over a series of happy hours to lament over their professional and personal lives.
7:00 p.m. in the Selig Family Black Box Theatre


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