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Staged reading of Talkin’ to This Chick Sippin’ Magic Potion by professional actors, followed by Q&A with playwright James Tyler

  • Presented By: NYS Writers Institute Location: Arena Theatre, Performing Arts Center 1400 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12222 Albany, NY 12222
  • Dates: March 25, 2019
  • Time: 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Price: Free
  • Overview


    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.