We’re thrilled to announce the 2023 Momentum Festival: New Plays at Different Stages (Momentum ‘23). To be held in-person on its South Side campus from May 18 – 21, 2023, the festival features public readings of three new plays in progress as well as a documentary featuring City Theatre. The festival overlaps the final week of the mainstage production, American Fast by Kareem Fahmy, an NNPN Rolling World Premiere.
BAR JOKE TALES
Directed by Marc Masterson
Having given up the dream of being a standup comedian, a man spins tales based on classic bar jokes and a very unusual bar.
SOUTH SIDE STORIES REVISITED
In anticipation of the 2024 production, Tami Dixon begins revisiting the stories of the original South Side Stories production. The reading will include an excerpt from the 2014 script as well as an interactive opportunity for audience members to share their own South Side experiences.
Schedule of Events:
Thursday, May 18th
Bar Joke Tales – 7pm (Lillie Theatre)
Friday, May 19th
Berth Breach/Breech Birth – 7pm (Lillie Theatre)
Saturday, May 20th
When My Sleeping Dragon Woke – 8pm (Lillie Theatre)
Sunday May 21st
South Side Stories Revisited – 12pm (Lillie Theatre)
BERTH BREACH/BREECH BIRTH
Directed by Kyle Haden
Ashanti is a five-month pregnant large animal vet. When a blow to the head while performing an ultrasound on a pregnant horse causes her to see images of her ancestors, she is forced to face her past to move into the future.
All readings are free and open to the public. Registration is required as space is limited.
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WHEN MY SLEEPING DRAGON WOKE
Executive Producers: Colman Domingo and Raúl Domingo Edith Productions
Veteran actor Sharon Washington commits to writing a play about her fairytale childhood living inside a New York public library, but there’s an unforeseen cost – waking the family dragon she thought she’d silenced decades ago. This behind-the-scenes documentary follows Sharon as she brings her original play Feeding the Dragon to life at City Theatre.