Rattlestick to Present Workshop Production of Xavier Galva's The Parlour
Victor Cervantes Jr. will direct the Middle Voice production this fall.
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.