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and directed by dianne k. webb

May 13-14, 2016
Performed at MATCH HOUSTON, 3400 MAIN STREET, 77002
We are thrilled with the schedule and lineup of our first ever Intercultural Play Reading Series. With the likes of Pulitzer Prize winning, Tony-nominated playwright, Ayad Akhtar, the poignant, timely and haunting work of Aishah Rahman, and the introduction of playwright and Houston native, Rhett Martinez, you will want to see them all!
FRIDAY MAY 13, 8pm—
The Mojo and the Sayso 
by Aishah Rahman
with Renee Van Nifterik, Brandon Morgan, 
Kendrick Lattimore, & Caleb Fields
Andraes Hunt, Narrator

Aishah Rahman's




the Sayso

Poignant and as relevant today as when award-winning playwright AISHAH RAHMAN wrote it in 1989, “The Mojo and the Sayso” is  inspired by events in 1971. In this deeply honest drama, a family contends with the violent death of a young son as they navigate religion, militancy and the fantasy of escape in their individual paths through grief. 

Rhett Martinez's


on a


Saturday MAY 14, 4pm
Three on a Match 
by Rhett Martinez
with Gabriel Regojo, Lisa Villegas,
Clarity Welch
& Benjamin McLaughlin
Andraes Hunt, Narrator

With tongue-in-cheek, Rhett Martinez delivers a satirical look at the consequences of U.S. and UN military intervention in the unsettling world of a volatile Latin-American country. Under the control of a corrupt dictatorship, a displaced Queen, a Haberdasher and a mute Bellhop try to maintain a facade of normalcy in a once grand hotel--until an American intervenes.

Saturday MAY 14, 8pm
The Who & the What
by Ayad Akhtar
with Deeba Ashraf, Karthik Chander, 
Hanin Allahalih & James Monaghan
Andraes Hunt, Narrator






by Ayad


Pultizer-winning, Tony-nominated playwright, AYAD AKHTAR’s work is a hot knife through butter. In “The Who and the What,” he gets to the deepest questions about identity as a Pakistani father and his two American-born daughters grapple with an inter-generational culture clash over the power that stories wield and who controls how they are told. 

All shows contain adult content
All shows are followed by talkbacks with the director & cast
All shows are ASL interpreted and offer assistive listening devices for our deaf and hard-of-hearing patrons
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