"The Subject" a Play Reading
by Carolyn Kras
directed by Lavina Jadhwani,
Post-show discussion facilitated by Lori Myers, founder, Not In Our House.
Pride Arts Center, "The Broadway" theatre, 4139 N. Broadway, Chicago, IL
September 10, 2 p.m. Totally FREE admission, NO RSVP.
This play reading was part of an international event protesting rape & domestic abuse.
I read the part of Queen Charlotte (Queen of England when George III ruled). A couple rehearsals, and just one performance.
I also performed the social media PR on Facebook, and designed the graphic (seen above).
This event also marked the Chicago premiere of a great new play, read by a stellar Chicago cast, including: Carmen Molina, Kenzie Seibert, Adithi Chandrashekar, Ayssette Munoz, Sofia Tew, Netta Walker, Delia Kropp, Martel Manning, Kris Hyland, Larry Baldacci, Donterrio Johnson, Aila Peck.
ABOUT THE PLAY:
History records Princess Sophia’s family as one of the most dysfunctional in history, with notoriously mad father King George III, drug-dependent mother Queen Charlotte, sex addict brother Ernest, and agoraphobe sister Augusta. When Sophia is raped and fights to bring the criminal to justice, her family seeks to mastermind a cover-up of the secret for fear of losing the throne.
ABOUT THE CAUSE:
With "The Subject Project" Playwright Caroly Kras seeks to highlight today's sexual assault issues, spearheading an international effort to produce readings of her new work "The Subject" throughout September, and thereby:
1) raise our voices in peaceful protest of the six month sentence of the Brock Turner case;
2) increase awareness and dialogue about sexual assault issues; and
3) take action to reduce violence.
More info about the international Project is here: