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Authors Theatre: Little Rapes

7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, 2024

Staged Reading and Q&A with playwright Amina Henry and director Shaun Patrick Tubbs featuring UAlbany Theatre Program students.
Arena Theatre, UAlbany Performing Arts Center
1400 Washington Avenue, Albany NY 12222 See map.

Workers at an independent video store in a college town in the late 1990s navigate sexual politics and the weirdness of life as 20-somethings. When it becomes clear that Julian has had sex with fellow employees Nora, Sam, and Lucy, the previously “chill” atmosphere at Red Door Video reaches a boiling point. As the film "Titanic" plays endlessly on the televisions, these workers will either sink or swim.

Amina Henry is a Brooklyn-based playwright. Her productions include The AnimalsDucklingsHunter John and Jane and The Johnsons (all at JACK in Brooklyn); and P.S. produced by Ars Nova (NYC). Winner of the 2020 Sarah Verdone Writing Award, she teaches contemporary theatre at UAlbany, and her play "Interstate" was featured in Authors Theatre in 2021.

Amina Henry

Shaun Patrick Tubbs is Visiting Assistant Professor of Directing in the UAlbany Theatre Program. Recent directing credits include Ragtime (Union Avenue Opera), Defacing Michael Jackson (Miami New Drama), The Tempest (Powerhouse Theatre), and Troilus and Cressida (Juilliard). He directed the 2019 Authors Theatre reading Talkin’ to this Chick Sippin’ Magic Potion by James Anthony Tyler.

About Authors Theatre

Featuring staged readings of original plays-in-progress or adaptations of work from other genres, Authors Theatre is designed to focus on dramatic writing as literary text and to provide a mechanism to assist playwrights in the creation of new work.

Shaun Patrick Tubbs

Presented by the UAlbany Theatre Program and the Jarka and Grayce Burian Endowment in collaboration with the NYS Writers Institute.

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