On Saturday, March 13,
2004, I was one four playwrights whose work was featured
in the latest installment of "Second Saturdays", a
monthly series of free, informal, afternoon readings
sponsored by Playground, the writers’ workshop at Woolly
Mammoth Theatre founded by playwright Robert Alexander.
My contribution was the
most recent version of "Storm Signals", a one-act script
chronicling romantic entanglements among three young
lesbians, as they wind down summer jobs before their
senior year at Howard University.
Thembi Duncan and Tanya
Upshur (pictured front and rear,
above) returned to roles they originated in
two earlier readings last year, as a street vendor and
her lover, a bike messenger.
Kai Green joined the
cast, making her ACT debut, as the fellow student and
law intern whose attentions threaten the relationship.
She continued in a role originally played by Dawn
Douglas, who was unexpectedly called away to New York
for a role in an upcoming film.
Melissa Princess Best,
fresh from a triumphant turn in "Joe Turner’s Come and
Gone" at the Kennedy Center, once again served as
Saturdays continues once a month through July 10th,
when the reading of an expanded version of my play,
"BrotherHoods", ends the
Additional info on the
series is available at www.woollymammoth.net/outside/playground.html.