Staged reading — 7:30 p.m., Studio Theatre, Performing Arts Center, Uptown Campus
Kathryn Walat, playwright and UAlbany Theatre Program Assistant Professor, presents a staged reading of her play-in-progress, Southern Haunt, "a spooky-sexy Southern gothic play set in Savannah." Following a reading by professional actors, the audience will be invited to share reactions with the playwright.
The event is part of the Writers Institute’s ongoing "Authors Theatre" series, which features staged readings of original plays-in-progress, and permits audiences an opportunity to participate in the creative process. Kathryn Walat’s award-winning plays include Creation, Bleeding Kansas, and See Bat Fly. She also wrote the libretto for the chamber opera, Paul’s Case, which The New Yorker named one of "Ten Notable Performances" for 2014.
Portia Krieger is a New York-based director. For the theatre company Clubbed Thumb, she recently directed The Tomb of King Tot (2016), which was named a New York Times "Critics’ Pick."
Cosponsored by the Jarka and Grayce Burian Endowment and UAlbany’s Theatre Program