Every Thursday New Stage will release a Virtual Play Reading or a New Stage Dialogue. The plays will be original new works presented as part of the Eudora Welty New Plays Series or Mississippi themed plays for the Mississippi Play Series. The New Stage Dialogue will include conversations with New Stage artists and community partners on a variety of topics in relation to New Stage productions. The virtual series continues New Stage’s mission to develop original, and Mississippi themed work, and enables the theatre to keep employing artists. These online experiences are a project of the new Thursday Night Plays, Conversations & Cocktails with New Stage Theatre Series that debuted in September! We’ll also share a signature cocktail recipe that connects to the evening’s play or topic. These will all be ONLINE events.
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New Stage Theatre continues Thursday Nights Virtual Plays, Conversations, & Cocktails with a play reading of Paper Thin by T.K. Lee. Lucrece and Gerald have had a good marriage, in Lucrece’s opinion. Late in life, they had a child— just the one — like they’d planned, and now, after watching Gerald recover from heart surgery, Lucrece reminds Gerald of another thing they’d planned on: Getting a divorce. Lucrece has made her mind up; Gerald is being dogged about it at every turn (he did promise after all!); and their son, Charlie, who has just found out, isn’t so sure he can live with it. Set on the roof of Lucrece and Gerald’s house, on a dying family farm in the small red clay hills of east Mississippi, Lucrece explains how Life Goes On to her son, over a bottle of whiskey, and the importance of finally winning at the game of What If.
Mr. Lee will be joining the company for a post reading discussion. Audience members will have the opportunity to ask questions and make comments through the chat feature. The virtual series continues New Stage’s mission to develop original, and Mississippi themed work, and enables the theatre to keep employing artists.
T.K. LEE is on faculty in the MFA in creative writing at the Mississippi University for Women. With a reputation as an excellent educator, he is also a respected writer of plays, poetry, and short fiction. His first book of poetry To Square a Circle (Unsolicited Press, CA) was released in October 2018, premiering at the 32nd Welty Symposium and continues to garner high critical praise. Three of his award-winning plays, On How to Accommodate Marlo’s Frying Pan; Sindication (Off the Wall Plays, UK) and Loose Hog (Smith, UK) are now available for licensing, and his full-length drama Paper Thin (Best Production, SETC 2018) which had been making its way onto widespread stages, will début again in its new full-length form, January 2022, with Ocala Civic Theatre in Florida. He is a member of the Dramatists Guild of America and the Society for Stage Directors and Choreographers, and can be found on Facebook: @tkleewriting, on Instagram and Twitter: @thecleverkris, and on his website: www.tkleewriting.com.