Nitc's Intercultural Play Reading Series

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Next Iteration Theater Co. says
– Next Iteration Theater Company (NITC) announces its inaugural Intercultural Play Reading Series (IPRS). This May, NITC brings to Houston three plays that deal with constructing and reconstructing ourselves in an ever-changing world, in the face of tragedy, change and socio-cultural conflicts.

As relevant today as when award-winning playwright AISHAH RAHMAN wrote it in 1989, “The Mojo and the Sayso” opens the IPRS. In this poignant and deeply honest play, inspired by real life events in 1971, the story reveals how one family contends with the violent death of their son. From religion to militancy to the comfort of reconstructing a vintage Cadillac, each family member struggles to find a personal path through grief and toward each other.

As the second offering in the IPRS, NITC is pleased to introduce the playwriting of Houston’s own, RHETT MARTINEZ. With tongue-in-cheek, he delivers a satirical look at the consequences of U.S. and UN military intervention in any volatile Latin-American country. Set in an abandoned, once grand hotel in an ever-changing dictatorship, the play follows the efforts of a Haberdasher, a displaced Queen and a pseudo Bellhop as they try to maintain a sense of normalcy in the chaos—until an American intervenes.

The IPRS closes with the Pulitzer-winning, Tony-nominated playwright, AYAD AKHTAR, whose work is like a hot knife through butter. In “The Who and the What,” a comedic drama, he gets to the deepest questions about identity as a Pakistani father and his two American daughters grapple with an inter-generational culture clash over the power that stories wield and who controls how they are told.

SCHEDULE:

Friday, May 13, 8pm—
THE MOJO AND THE SAYSO by Aishah Rahman, directed by Dianne K. Webb
with Renee Van Nifterik, Brandon Morgan, Kendrick Lattimore, & Caleb Fields
Andraes Hunt, Narrator
Includes a post-show talkback with the director and cast

Saturday, May 14, 4pm—
THREE ON A MATCH by Rhett Martinez, directed by Dianne K. Webb
with Gabriel Regojo, Lisa Villegas, Clarity Welch & Benjamin McLaughlin
Andraes Hunt, Narrator
Includes a post-show talkback with the playwright, director and cast


Saturday, May 14, 8pm—
THE WHO & THE WHAT by Ayad Akhtar, directed by Dianne K. Webb
with Deeba Ashraf, Karthik Chander, Hanin Allahalih & James Monaghan
Andraes Hunt, Narrator
Includes a post-show talkback with the director and cast
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By: Next Iteration Theater Co.

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