Momentum 15



Friday, June 5

7:00 PM – Reading of The Human Court by Jessica Dickey

Directed by Artistic Producer, Reginald L. Douglas
Hamburg Studio Theatre

Saturday, June 6

1:00 PM – “City Speaks” with Jessica Dickey & Keith Reddin

Moderated by Director of New Play Development, Clare Drobot
The Gordon Lounge

Join us for an intimate conversation with award-winning writers Jessica Dickey and Keith Reddin. Both writers will be in residence at City Theatre for the Momentum weekend, and have received celebrated productions with the company. Jessica and Keith will discuss their craft and careers, read excerpts of the scripts from their upcoming productions, and participate in a Q&A session moderated by City Theatre’s Director of New Play Development, Clare Drobot. Light refreshments will be served.

3:00 PMReading of Some Brighter Distance by Keith Reddin

Directed by Artistic Director, Tracy Brigden
City Theatre Rehearsal Room


The Human Court
by Jessica Dickey

Henry has made the difficult decision to transition his wife Helen into an assisted living facility. As Helen’s mind unravels, Henry must contend with his adopted daughter’s desire to meet her birth mother in Thailand, his unresolved feelings for a family friend, and a mysterious, new caregiver. Voodoo, dementia, and family secrets are interwoven in this moving exploration of the ties that bind us.

Some Brighter Distance
by Keith Reddin

At the height of the Cold War, German rocket scientist Arthur Rudolph was instrumental in helping America win the Space Race. But when he is forced to confront his dark Nazi history, Rudolph and his wife are cast out of the country he has diligently served for nearly 40 years. Written by award-winning author Keith Reddin, this time-bending play explores the untold (and true) story of “Operation Paperclip” and questions the cost of burying the past in pursuit of the future.