Community Play Reading Special Event Greensboro: A Requiem by Emily Mann


Venue Matthews Theatre Stage

McCarter Theatre Center invites any and all people from surrounding communities to join us in a participatory community reading of Greensboro: A Requiem written in 1996 by McCarter Artistic Director and Resident Playwright Emily Mann. This documentary play was inspired by the killings of five anti-Ku Klux Klan demonstrators in Greensboro, North Carolina, in 1979. The play—crafted entirely from verbatim interview material, courtroom transcripts, and personal reminiscences of the people involved—examines historical, yet timely, issues of social justice, white supremacism, hate speech, and racially motivated violence.

The reading will be followed by a group discussion of the experience of the play in relation to contemporary concerns and events.

Community play readings are interactive, round-robin format readings in which everyone gets a chance to read aloud. No experience or preparation is necessary at all.

Please RSVP online so that we know you will be joining us. McCarter community play reading events are free and open to the public. Copies of the play will be provided at the event.