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Playwrights of Color Summit

Playwrights of Color Summit

Quick Silver Theater Company’s 3rd annual POC Summit.

Quick Silver Theater Company is an award-winning New York based collective dedicated to amplifying the allied voice, individual potential and overall presence of underrepresented and marginalized communities throughout the American theatrical landscape. Founded in 2013 by Tyrone Henderson and Lizan Mitchell, QST aims to shine a light on our common humanity, reflecting back to us our depth and complexity and elevating our lives to a height worthy of art. We strive to shift the dynamics of traditional storytelling and localize our work in a specificity of culture/race, class, gender, sexuality, economics and/or geography.

QST’s Playwrights of Color Summit is a week-long residency that allows previously unproduced playwrights an opportunity to work exclusively on their plays with all resources, stipends, travel and room & board provided by QST.  The week’s work will culminate in staged readings of the three finalists’ plays.  Founder Tyrone Mitchell Henderson says, “This year’s offerings include subject matter ranging from the current events of the #MeToo movement through the lens of the Medusa myth, Love and Loss, as well as Environmental Injustice.  You don’t want to miss out this year.”

Playwrights of Color Summit

Readings on Friday June 8th and Saturday June 9th, 2018

Admission Free

Seating is Limited-Reserve a POCS Passport to attend all three readings.

Geneva, New York

The Playwrights of Color Summit will take place in Geneva, New York.  Geneva is Henderson’s home town.  The performance venues hosting the Summit include Hobart and William Smith Colleges and The Geneva Community Center.  QST would like to thank the community of Geneva for their generous support.

Every theatrical event produced by Quick Silver Theater Company concludes with a QST Conversation. Renowned playwright and Professor of Dramatic Arts at The University of Connecticut Michael Bradford will moderate each of the QST Conversations. We encourage audience members to join us following the readings in order to offer their immediate feedback and engage with our guest artists.

Quick Silver Theater Company’s Playwrights of Color finalists are:

Inés Del Castillo’s Bear, Woman directed by Timothy Johnson (2018 Lincoln Center Theatre directing fellowship) will be presented at 7 pm Friday June 8th at The Gearan Center for the Performing Arts-Hobart and William Smith Colleges-Pulteney Street Geneva, NY.

Shelley Fort’s The Bright Edges of the World directed by Kevin R. Free (Flux>Forward Playwright, 2015
Semi-Finalist Eugene O'Neill National Playwrights' Conference, 2013) will be presented at 2 pm June 9th at The Geneva Community Center-160 Carter Road Geneva, NY.

Quick Silver Theater Company’s Albino Deer directed by QST Founder Tyrone Mitchell Henderson, will be presented at 7 pm June 9th at The Gearan Center for the Performing Arts-Hobart and William Smith Colleges-Pulteney Street Geneva, NY. This is QST’s premiere documentary theatre project.

For more information about QST and the Summit readings, please visit: SUMMIT 2018

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