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Press Play November 2021

You're invited to November's Press Play Reading Series

Featuring Nam Nguyen, Makambe K Simamba, David Owen, Barbra French, Maev Beaty, Ann-Marie Kerr, and Hannah Moscovitch

By Jessica Lewis Date: November 11, 2021 Tags: News

Our exciting showcases of new and upcoming published plays continues this month!

Join us for a Press Play reading event live on Zoom—hosted by Carly Maga—on Tuesday, November 23 at 7 pm EST, featuring readings from Hannah Moscovitch, Maev Beaty, Ann-Marie Kerr, Makambe K Simamba, Nam Nguyen, David Owen, and Barbra French. 

They'll be reading from their new books Sexual Misconduct of the Middle ClassesSecret Life of a Mother; Our Fathers, Sons, Lovers and Little Brothers; A Perfect Bowl of Pho; and Long Live the New Flesh, respectively.

Closed captioning will be provided. Time for Q&A with the authors as well as giveaway trivia will follow each reading. If you require ASL interpretation, please email us by Wednesday, November 17.

In order to attend, you must register on Zoom at this link.

Missed last month's Press Play? You can watch it now!

More about the books:

A Perfect Bowl of Pho by Nam Nguyen
A Vietnamese Canadian university student sets out to write a genre-bending musical about his diaspora as embodied by pho.

Our Fathers, Sons, Lovers and Little Brothers by Makambe K Simamba
A hoodie, Skittles, and a can of iced tea. A Black teen goes on a journey through the afterlife. 

Long Live the New Flesh: Six Plays from the Digital Frontier edited by David Owen, including Muse by Barbra French
In this companion anthology to Digital Performance in Canada, six works of digital theatre illustrate how audiences are forced to re-evaluate definitions of performative space, bodies, and relationships. Barbra French’s Muse tells a story from inside an institutionalized young woman’s imagination with the help of a nurse, the audience, projections, and light.

Secret Life of a Mother by Hannah Moscovitch with Maev Beaty and Ann-Marie Kerr
The raw, transcendent, and untold secrets of pregnancy, miscarriage, childbirth, and mothering are revealed in this true story of motherhood for the twenty-first century.

Sexual Misconduct of the Middle Classes by Hannah Moscovitch
The archetypal student-teacher romance is cleverly turned on its head for the post-#MeToo era.