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MAKING WAVES is Sextant's New Play Reading Series. Several staged readings and additional informal table readings are presented throughout the year. This year’s MAKING WAVES program included Kay Adshead’s Entering Incomplete Map Data Area and Seth Garben’s The Potemkin Play in the Willa Cather Room at the Jefferson Market Library in the West Village. Playwrights whose work aligns with Sextant's mission are invited to submit plays. 2019-2020 guidelines and deadlines will follow.
THE POTEMKIN PLAY
by Seth Garben
The reading of The Potemkin Play was performed on March 31, 2019 in the Willa Cather room at the Jefferson Market Library. It was directed by Matthew Dealy, and featured Kenneth Cavett, Joey Gambetta, Nola Hayes, Gaby Hornig, Isabella Knight, John Lenartz, Joe Menino, Deirdre O'Toole, Dana Panepinto, Marek Pavlovski, Will Taitel, and Aaron Dalla Villa.
ENTERING INCOMPLETE MAP DATA AREA
by Kay Adshead
Kay Adshead’s Entering Incomplete Map Data Area is an exploration of race relations and police brutality. The play was written in response to the shocking death of Sarah Bland who was in police custody in Texas. Adshead has been nominated three times for The Susan Smith Blackburn Award. She has written more than 25 plays published by Methuen, Faber and Faber,and Oberon, with commissions and productions at The Royal National Theatre, The Royal Court, The Young Vic, and The Roundhouse, to mention a few. Following the reading, a lively discussion led by writer/director Adshead featured the participation of the audience, including several activists from #SayHerName.