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A BENEFIT SERIES to raise funds and awareness for the #BlackLivesMatter movement and organizations fighting for equity and justice.

BEDLAM

presents:

DO MORE.

A Benefit Reading Series 

for #BlackLivesMatter

On Tuesday June 9th 2020, BEDLAM launched a bimonthly Reading Series in an effort to raise funds and awareness for the #BLACKLIVESMATTER movement and associated organizations working toward eliminating race-based discrimination. We have pledged that all proceeds will go directly toward these efforts.

2020 CALENDAR

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The tragedy of Richard II

Written by William Shakespeare

Directed by Zachary Elkind

Tuesday, June 9th, 2020

6:30pm EST: Music

7:00pm EST: Reading

Benefit Reading to support:

NATIONAL BAIL FUND NETWORK (raised $3220)

An historical play by William Shakespeare depicting the Machiavellian rise to power and subsequent short reign of King Richard II of England.

Cast:  EDMUND LEWIS​, PAUL LAZAR, RYAN QUINN, SHIRINE BABB, LISA BIRNBAUM, AUNDRIA BROWN, JOHN TERRY, GALEN MOLK, CAROLINE GROGAN, VIOLETA PICAYO, SIMON SCHAITKIN

LOCATION:  ZOOM & Facebook Live

The Long Christmas Ride Home

Written by Paula Vogel

Directed by Violeta Picayo

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020

6:30pm EST: Live Music by Brandy Butler

7:00pm EST: Reading

Benefit Reading to support:

THE AUDRE LORDE PROJECT (raised $2935)

A road trip by two parents and their three young children to visit grandparents for the Christmas holiday, and the emotional turmoil that they undergo.

Cast: Shaun Taylor-Corbett, Kathryn Tkel, Katie Hartke, Tramell Tillman, Maggie Adams McDowell, EDMUND LEWIS

LOCATION:  ZOOM & Facebook Live

Entertaining Mr. Sloane

Written by Joe Orton

Directed by Annabel Capper

Tuesday, July 7th, 2020

6:30pm EST: Music by George Stass

7:00pm EST: Reading

Benefit Reading to support:

Equal Justice Initiative

A landlady and her brother entice a psychopathic young man into sexual liaisons.

Cast:  Nigel Gore, Annabel Capper, Dan Amboyer, Maurice Jones

LOCATION:  ZOOM & Facebook Live

Coriolanus

Written by William Shakespeare

Directed by Nathan Malin

Tuesday, July 21st, 2020

6:30pm EST: Music

7:00pm EST: Reading

Benefit Reading to support:

NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund

Shakespeare play based on the life of the legendary Roman leader Caius Marcius Coriolanus.

Cast: Tina Packer, Vasile Flutur, David Keohane, Arash Moktar, Khadija Bangoura, Paul Lazar, Maurice Parent, Nigel Gore, Julia Ty Goldberg

LOCATION:  ZOOM & Facebook Live

Don Juan in Hell

Written by George Bernard Shaw

Directed by Randolph Curtis Rand

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

6:30pm EST: Music

7:00pm EST: Reading

Benefit Reading to support:

Southern Poverty Law Center

Act 3 of George Bernard Shaw’s play MAN AND SUPERMAN

Cast:  LISA WOLPE, RANDOLPH CURTIS RAND, SHIRINE BABB, ERIC TUCKER

LOCATION:  ZOOM & Facebook Live

China Dreams or The Conservation of Parity

Written by Stefani Kuo

Directed by Nicholas Polonio

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

7:30pm EST: Music

8:00pm EST: Reading

Benefit Reading to support:

To Be Decided

The story of Chinese physicist Wu Chien-Shiung, the only Chinese woman to work on the atomic bomb on the Manhattan Project.

Cast:  TBA

LOCATION:  ZOOM & Facebook Live

TROUBLE IN MIND

Written by Alice Childress

Directed by Ryan Quinn

Tuesday, September 1st, 2020

6:30pm EST: Music

7:00pm EST: Reading

Benefit Reading to support:

To Be Decided

Cast:  TBA

LOCATION:  ZOOM & Facebook Live

THE BIRTHDAY PARTY

Written by Harold Pinter

Directed by Eric Tucker

Tuesday, September 15th, 2020

6:30pm EST: Music

7:00pm EST: Reading

Benefit Reading to support:

To Be Decided

Cast:  TBA

LOCATION:  ZOOM & Facebook Live

HEDDA GABLER

Written by Henrik Ibsen

Directed by Zachary Elkind

Tuesday, September 29th, 2020

6:30pm EST: Music

7:00pm EST: Reading

Benefit Reading to support:

To Be Decided

A woman trapped in a marriage and a house that she does not want.

Cast:  TBA

LOCATION:  ZOOM & Facebook Live

Othello

Written by William Shakespeare

Directed by Eric Tucker

Tuesday, October 13th, 2020

6:30pm EST: Music

7:00pm EST: Reading

Benefit Reading to support:

To Be Decided

Shakespeare’s classic play with enduring themes of racism, love, jealousy, betrayal, revenge, and repentance.

Cast:  TBA

LOCATION:  ZOOM & Facebook Live

DUTCHMAN

Written by Amiri Baraka

Directed by Ryan Quinn

Tuesday, October 27th, 2020

6:30pm EST: Music

7:00pm EST: Reading

Benefit Reading to support:

To Be Decided

An encounter between two subway goers that illustrates hatred between blacks and whites in America as well as the political and psychological conflicts facing black America.

Cast:  TBA

LOCATION:  ZOOM & Facebook Live

The machine stops

Written by E.M. Forster

Adapted & Directed by David Keohane

Tuesday, November 10th, 2020

6:30pm EST: Music

7:00pm EST: Reading

Benefit Reading to support:

To Be Decided

Cast:  TBA

LOCATION:  ZOOM & Facebook Live

Titus Andronicus

Written by William Shakespeare

Directed by Randolph Curtis Rand

Tuesday, November 24th, 2020

6:30pm EST: Music

7:00pm EST: Reading

Benefit Reading to support:

To Be Decided

Cast:  TBA

LOCATION:  ZOOM & Facebook Live

our town

Written by Thornton Wilder

Directed by Violeta Picayo

Tuesday, december 8th, 2020

6:30pm EST: Music

7:00pm EST: Reading

Benefit Reading to support:

To Be Decided

Cast:  TBA

LOCATION:  ZOOM & Facebook Live

Who's afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Written by Edward Albee

Directed by Eric Tucker

Tuesday, december 22nd, 2020

6:30pm EST: Music

7:00pm EST: Reading

Benefit Reading to support:

To Be Decided

Cast:  TBA

LOCATION:  ZOOM & Facebook Live