Well Spoken

May 1, 2024

06:30 PM - 08:30 PM

Theatre Building, Catalano Acting Studio, Room 172

200 North Riverside Drive, Iowa City, IA 52242

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Well Spoken by Alex Lead directed by Søren Olsen

Iowa New Play Festival – Reading Series

Well Spoken
By Alex Lead
Directed by Søren Olsen

An elderly gay moving out west rummages a nearby playground for a missing chunk of his brain. With the gate closing in two hours, he must convince the audience to watch his upcoming television show before he either loses too much blood or misses the plane. Whichever comes first. Performed by the author, Well Spoken is a meditation on the black diaspora, the queer diaspora, and ancestry.

Please be advised this reading includes strong language, queer bashing, and mentions of terrorism, crashes, COVID, HIV, police killings, and suicide.

Guest Roundtable to follow.

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