Rattlestick Playwrights Theater announced its new Middle Voice workshop production: Xavier Galva's The Parlour, running September 6-10.
Founded and mentored by playwright Lucy Thurber, Middle Voice is a collection of 27 young theater artists — writers, actors, directors, and producers between 18 and 30 from traditionally diverse and underrepresented communities. According to a press release, "the mission of Middle Voice is to create theater that embraces risk and encourages ensemble, and to reach different class segments in American society through the execution of a Mission Project. The Mission Project is a theatrical work, series, or program culminated during the artist's apprenticeship."
Galva's play, which has previously received readings and workshops at Clubbed Thumb, Walkerspace, and MCC, is described as follows: "Set in the chaotic world of New York City fine dining, The Parlour illustrates the hierarchy found in an upscale members-only restaurant."
Directed by Victor Cervantes Jr., the cast will include Chalan Cunningham, Edison Diaz, John Anthony Gorman, Nicole Kang, Angelica Katie Richardson, Jean-Patrick Simeon, and Pedro Aijon Torres. All of them will be making their off-Broadway debuts.
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