710 E. Garfield St.
Experience four new pieces of contemporary dramatic literature with Relative Theatrics. Participants will engage directly with modern plays by listening to actor-led readings of the texts, then joining discussions breaking down the thematic elements of the works and their relevance to today’s society.
In September, come discuss Tanya Barfield’s Bright Half Life. Bright Half Life, “a sixty-five minute chronicle of a deeply committed lesbian relationship, is as contemporary as a play could be but the theme is classic and timeless. Legal gay marriage has occupied merely a nanosecond of our existence, but the presentation of the highs and lows of coupledom, as examined in this piece, defy the ages.” A moving love story that spans decades in an instant–from marriage, children, skydiving, and the infinite moments that make a life together. Themes: gay marriage, long-term relationships, and race.