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Tuesday, February 21 • 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Kennedy Center Commissioned Play Readings

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In celebration of the Centennial of JFK’s birth, the Kennedy Center has commissioned One Act plays with the following prompt:

  • The Play will celebrate the legacy of John F. Kennedy by focusing on the values of COURAGE, FREEDOM, JUSTICE, SERVICE, and GRATITUDE.
  • The characters in the play will be majority female and have substantial roles for artists of color.
  • The vast majority of characters can be viably played by college students. Put another way, the play will concern young people grappling with an issue; struggling with something that aligns with the values listed above.
  • The commissioned play is intended to honor the legacy of John F. Kennedy, but not be biographical or history-based, necessarily.
  • The play will have a running time of 20-40 minutes.

Please join us for the following selected readings:

Migdalia Cruz - A Crossover Dream by Humboldt State University

EM Lewis - You Can See All the Stars by Central Washington University

Rehana Lew Mirza and Mike Lew - You Can’t Say I Can’t Say Stuff (Free Speech Play) by Bellevue College

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Gregg Henry

Gregg Henry is artistic director of the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival. He is artistic associate for New Works and Commissions for Kennedy Center Theatre for Young Audiences and is director of the Kennedy Center/Kenan Trust Performing Arts Fellowship Program. Gregg has curated the Kennedy Center Page-to-Stage New Play Festival for 15 years. He produces the annual MFA Playwrights’ Workshop at the Kennedy Center in... Read More →

Tuesday February 21, 2017 7:30pm - 9:00pm
CCD Production Studio, Kenneth King Center 855 Lawrence Way Denver, CO