Roost-Play Reading at Langston Hughes Cultural Arts Institute

Roost, Public Reading of play about Black women and reality TV

Reality television is everywhere. But behind gaffer-taped, sound-bite confessionals, what is life like after getting a final rose or being voted off an island? In the new play Roost, Sound Theatre playwright-in-resident Zharia O’ Neal chronicles various post-reality arcs of Black women for the Roost public reading at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute. Directed by Aviona Rodriguez Brown, the reading is a culmination of Sound Theatre’s first William S. Yellow Robe Jr. Playwright Residency cycle, through the Making Waves New Works program. There will also be a Talkback to follow, as well as a reception by Thyme Well Spent, a Black-owned business.