4th Wall Theatre Company

4th Wall Reads: Women's Voices Festival Schedule:

Week 1

Date Title Playwright
*Thursday, March 2, 2017 7:30PM Shakespeare in Vegas Suzanne Bradbeer
Friday, March 3, 2017 7:30PM Ironbound Martyna Majok
*Saturday, March 4, 2017 2:30PM Medea Rachel Cusk
*Saturday, March 4, 2017 7:30PM Skeleton Crew Dominique Morisseau
Saturday, March 4, 2017 10:00PM The Not Silent Majority - Poetry Slam  (FULL DETAILS) Host:Luis Galindo
*Sunday, March 5, 2017 2:30PM Ironbound Martyna Majok

Week 2

Date Title Playwright
Thursday, March 9, 2017 7:30PM The Water's Edge Special Guest Artist: Theresa Rebeck
*Friday, March 10, 2017 7:30PM Medea Rachel Cusk
*Saturday, March 11, 2017 2:30PM Skeleton Crew Dominique Morisseau
*Saturday, March 11, 2017 7:30PM The Water's Edge Special Guest Artist: Theresa Rebeck
*Sunday, March 12, 2017 2:30PM Shakespeare in Vegas Suzanne Bradbeer

*Talk-back moderated by Dr. Robert Shimko/Director of the University of Houston's School of Theatre and Dance

Festival tickets are FREE! Join 4th Wall Theatre on March 2nd – March 12th for its inaugural play reading festival, 4th Wall Reads: Women's Voices at STUDIO 101, 1824 Spring Street, Houston, TX, 77007. Award-winning playwright Theresa Rebeck will headline the festival, which spans two weekends with play readings and talk-backs held on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 pm, with Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:30 pm. Additionally, on Saturday, March 4th at 10:00 pm, Luis Galindo will host The Not Silent Majority - Poetry Slam featuring some of Houston's best female slam poets. All attendees to the festival's final reading on March 12th at 2:30 pm are invited to attend the closing party, to be held immediately following the reading and talk-back at STUDIO 101.

Festival Curator: Brandon Weinbrenner

The Water's Edge by Theresa Rebeck

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Directed by Theresa Rebeck (she will be at the talkback on March 9th)

With theatrical imagery and heightened emotions, this profound one act play leaves the impact of a grand Greek Tragedy. A father comes home after a 17 year absence with his new girlfriend in tow. His wife, displeased and scorned, decides to take matters into her own hands. But what happens when people believe that the only way to heal is to hurt? 

Jay Sullivan*
Susan Koozin*
Justin Doran*
Julia Krohn*
Rachael Logue*

MEDEA by Rachel Cusk

Directed by Trish Rigdon

Medea's marriage is breaking up. And so is everything else. Testing the limits of revenge and liberty, Euripides' seminal play cuts to the heart of gender politics and asks what it means to be a woman and a wife. One of world drama's most infamous characters is brought to controversial new life by award-winning writer Rachel Cusk.

Patricia Duran*
David Matranga*
Ruddy Cravens*
Ruth McCleskey
Elizabeth Marshall Black
Laura Moreno
Precious Merenu
Kathleen Teodoro
(2 pending)

SKELETON CREW by Dominique Morisseau

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Directed By Julia Traber

In Dominique Morisseau's third play in her Detroit trilogy, a makeshift family of workers at the last exporting auto plant in the city navigate the possibility of foreclosure. Power dynamics shift, and they are pushed to the limits of survival. When the line between blue collar and white collar gets blurred, how far over the lines are they willing to step?

Atseko Factor
Kaci Fannin*
Robert Jameson
Shunte' Lofton

SHAKESPEARE IN VEGAS by Suzanne Bradbeer

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Directed by: Jennifer Bassett-Dean

Margot is a talented but underappreciated actress desperate to escape the soul suck of the New York theater scene. So when a mysterious man offers her a whole season of Shakespeare, she jumps at the chance. Unfortunately the season is in Las Vegas and Vegas, it can't surprise you to know, may not be the best place to get back your mojo…or, is it?

While on the surface SHAKESPEARE IN VEGAS is a frothy romp about a classically trained actress trapped in the land of slot machines and showgirls, on a deeper level, it is a story about the power of art to inspire anyone – anywhere.

Kim Tobin-Lehl*
Philip Lehl*
Skylar Sinclair
Crystal O'Brien
(2 pending)

IRONBOUND by Martyna Majok

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Directed by: Brandon Weinbrenner

"We are not having nice conversation."
At a bus stop in a run-down New Jersey town, Darja, a Polish immigrant cleaning lady, is done talking about feelings; it's time to talk money. Over the course of 20 years, three relationships, and three presidents, Darja negotiates for her future with men who can offer her love or security, but never both. Award-winning playwright Martyna Majok's Ironbound is a darkly funny, heartbreaking portrait of a woman for whom love is a luxury–and a liability–as she fights to survive in America.

Elizabeth Bunch*
Chris Hutchison*
Adam Gibbs*
Bryan Kaplun

* Appearing courtesy of Actors' Equity Association. 

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