July Events

Virtual events happening via Zoom

 
 
Scab's artwork

Scab, cover artwork

Thursday, July 16 at 7 p.m.

Scab

by Gino Diiorio

 

A 2020 Premiere Play Festival Finalist, Scab is the story of Gilda, a middle-aged American woman tasked with training Eduardo, a young Mexican man, how to be a shop foreman when her factory plant moves to Mexico. Following the event, Diiorio will answer audience questions in a live Zoom webinar. Scab will receive a full production as part of Premiere Stages’ 2021 season.

FREE ADMISSION. Reservations to this free reading are strongly encouraged.

 

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Rohina Malik, playwright

In conversation with

Rohina Malik

Interviewed by Megan Tobias, ‘19

Monday, June 15 at 7 p.m.

An Award-winning Chicago playwright, acclaimed actress and solo performance artist, Rohina Malik was born and raised in London, England and is of South Asian heritage. She is also the author of Yasmina’s Necklace, which set attendance records at Premiere Stages last September. She is a winner of the Lee Reynolds Award for women theatre makers whose work has illuminated possibilities for social, cultural, or political change, and was nominated for the Jefferson Award for Best New Play for both Yasmina’s Necklace and The Mecca Tales. Premiere Stages will present her critically-acclaimed solo show Unveiled in July.

 

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Martyna Majok, playwright

In conversation with

Martyna Majok

Interviewed by Roe Manzo, ‘20

Monday, June 22 at 7 p.m.

Ms. Majok was born in Bytom, Poland and has lived in New Jersey and Chicago. She was awarded the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for Cost of Living (Williamstown Theatre Festival, Manhattan Theatre Club). Other plays include Sanctuary City (New York Theatre Workshop), Queens (LCT3/Lincoln Center, La Jolla Playhouse), and Ironbound (Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Round House, WP Theatre/Rattlestick, Geffen Playhouse, and others). In addition to her impressive theatre credits, Majok is currently developing a project for HBO.

 

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Celine Song, playwright

In conversation with

Celine Song

Interviewed by Lucien Edme, ‘21

Monday, June 29 at 7 p.m.

Celine Song’s play Endlings received its world premiere in 2019 at American Repertory Theater, and it had its New York premiere in 2020 at New York Theatre Workshop. The script has been named a finalist for the 2020 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, and it was selected for the 2018 O’Neill National Playwrights Conference. Celine was born in South Korea and emigrated to Canada at age 12.

 

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Unveiled

Rohina Malik in Unveiled
Photo by Andrew Brilliant

Wednesday, July 8 at 3 p.m. & 7 p.m.

Unveiled

by Rohina Malik

As a follow up to her Immigrant Stories appearance, Rohina Malik returns to host two screenings of her critically-acclaimed solo show Unveiled. In this incredibly topical one-woman show, Rohina plays five Muslim women navigating complex social issues in a post 9/11 world. Following the event, Rohina will answer audience questions in a live Zoom webinar. All tickets are $10 but access to this special virtual presentation is limited to 100 patrons per performance.

 

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Unveiled

by Rohina Malik

 

Watch the short trailer of Unveiled and get a glimpse of what this acclaimed one-woman solo show looks like.