Valina Hasu Houston’s Calligraphy Aug 25, 27, 28 in Chicago

I would like to extend an invitation of our enhanced staged reading of
Calligraphy, written by the award winning  Velina Hasu Houston, to the
Japanese American Service League.

WHEN: Thursday, August 25 at 7:30pm, Saturday, August 27 at 8:00pm,
and Sunday, August 28 at 2:00pm.

WHERE: Silk Road Theatre Project at The Historic Chicago Temple
Building, 77 W. Washington St., Pierce Hall, Chicago

COST: Free and Open to the Public.

RESERVATIONS:   Reservations strongly recommended.  Only online
reservations accepted.  Email with your name and
number of tickets needed.

Each staged reading will be followed by a Q & A session.

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With the humor that survival demands, two cousins—one in Los Angeles
and one in Tokyo—struggle to navigate change as they confront their
mothers’ aging and the impact it has on their lives.

Velina Hasu Houston has written over thirty plays including sixteen
commissions in a career that began in New York at Manhattan Theatre
Club and Negro Ensemble Company.  Her plays have been produced
throughout the U.S. and internationally, including:  the Old Globe
Theatre, George Street Playhouse, Pittsburgh Public Theatre,
Smithsonian Institution, Whole Theatre (Olympia Dukakis, producer),
NHK (Japan nationwide), Pasadena Playhouse, Syracuse Stage, Odyssey
Theatre Ensemble, and others. Current projects include Jonah’s Faith,
LA Opera commission with Alexander Prior; Bliss in the exhibit Posing
Beauty in African American Culture at The Fisher Museum of Art;
Iphigenia at Aulis, Social Science & Humanities Research Council of
Canada commission, Peggy Shannon collaboration; Calligraphy at Silk
Road Theatre Project, and Made in Japan (International Federation of
Theatre Research Conference, Osaka).  At the University of Southern
California School of Theatre, Houston is founder of the Master of Fine
Arts in Dramatic Writing, Professor of Theatre, Associate Dean of
Faculty, Director of Dramatic Writing, Resident Playwright.

Shane Sweeney
Silk Road Theatre Project
312-857-1234 ext. 201

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