Mirrorbox Theatre, an Iowa theatre company led by Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alum Cavan Hallman ’05, presents a live streamed performance of the play Apologies to Lorraine Hansberry (You Too, August Wilson) on Friday, June 19, at 8 PM (Central). The reading is part of “Out the Box,” Mirrorbox Theatre’s new reading series of fresh contemporary plays, streamed live to a limited audience. Only the first 100 people to register will get to watch each live streamed reading. The performances will not be broadcast on social media, or recorded for later viewing — you have to be there if you want to see something new. To register, click here.
Directed by Columbia College alum Curtis M. Jackson ’08, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s BA Program in Acting, the play’s cast includes Columbia alum Aaron Reese Boseman ‘12, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s Theatre Directing program. The reading is produced by Columbia alum Cavan Hallman ’05, a graduate of the Columbia College Theatre Department’s Playwriting program and artistic director of Mirrorbox Theatre. Based in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Mirrorbox is in its third season as the only company exclusively dedicated to presenting contemporary plays in their Iowa premieres. The performance is free, but advance registration is required. A password is required to log on; please take note of the password when you register. Donations are kindly accepted at http://mirrorboxtheatre.com/donate.
The satirical play is set in fictional Bronx Bay, an all-black state (and neighborhood) in a post-second Civil War America. Bronx Bay, established in order to protect “blackness,” is a utopia — but enforcing utopia proves to be tricky when it comes to defining who is Black and who isn’t.