If you’ve never been to Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts, this might be something worth making the short drive for. They are partnering with the Coalescence Theatre Project for the production #ShePersisted, which will consist of three dramatic readings. Scripts were sent to the project from all over the U.S., and here are the three that were chosen:
Perfectly Normal by Karen Cecilia of Brooklyn, New York
January 31st, 7:30 p.m.
Black Like Us by Rachel Atkins of Seattle, Washington
February 2nd, 2:30 p.m.
Parts & Pieces by Amy Tofte of Los Angeles, California
February 2nd, 7:30 p.m.
From the BCPA website:
Coalescence is proud to present this sampling of some of the incredible works that are being written by talented women, trans, femme and non-binary playwrights from around the world.
The plays selected will present the Bloomington-Normal audience with three different points of view on what it means to be a family.
There will be talkbacks after each performance. Tickets are just $10 per performance or $25 for all three. You can find detailed descriptions for each reading here.
If you’re looking to eat some food while you’re there, maybe check out Anju Above, Epiphany Farms, or nightshop.
Top image: A poster with a teal background. On the left is a black typewriter; two hands are typing. On the right the text says #ShePersisted: New Play Festival in white letters.