James Anthony Tyler, young playwright, presents a staged reading of his work-in-progress, Talkin’ to This Chick Sippin’ Magic Potion, a funny and provocative play set in a Harlem penthouse, where an African American lesbian couple must navigate the complexities of modern romance amidst an angry teenage daughter, a confused ex-husband, the pressures of academia, and the unconventional career challenges of a “professional cuddler.” The play also features a deaf character, and the reading will incorporate sign language.
The event is part of the Writers Institute’s “Authors Theatre” series, which features staged readings of original plays-in-progress, and gives audiences an opportunity to share reactions and participate in the creative process.
James Anthony Tyler, a recent graduate of Julliard’s playwriting program, is the recipient of the 3rd Annual Horton Foote Playwriting Award, and an inaugural winner of a grant from Audible’s Emerging Playwrights Fund.
Presented by the UAlbany Theatre Program and the
Jarka and Grayce Burian Endowment in association
with the NYS Writers Institute.