The week-long developmental workshop of my play The Gods of Great Men at the William Inge Center will culminate in a staged reading on Saturday at 3:00pm. The play tells the story of a black Baptist preacher in Mississippi Ku Klux Klan territory who struggles to keep hope alive in the wake of Martin Luther King’s assassination, as the return of his Civil Rights activist daughter and the appearance of an enigmatic white fugitive force him to confront his own troubled past.
The reading will feature a stellar cast headed by Roscoe Orman (Sesame Street) and will be directed by the superb Karen Carpenter (Love, Loss, and What I Wore). And at 3:00pm on Sunday, there will be a reading of What Would Crazy Horse Do? by my fellow playwright-in-residence, Larissa Fasthorse, directed by Sheila Tousey.