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The 4th ANNUAL...



directed by dianne k. webb

April 4-6, 2019
All Staged Readings begin at 8p
at the
3400 MAIN STREET, 77002
About this year's readings...

FRIEND ART is"disarmingly relatable and had me literally laughing out loud when I read through it for the first time." —Camron Alexander

In QUEEN, it "was so refreshing to see scientists humanized and dealing with struggles that are true to life."—Abraham Zapata

"What strikes me about WE, THE INVISIBLES is its momentum"—Mai Le

Comments from past Intercultural Play Reading Series: 

"...Shines a Spotlight on Diverse Voices"

—Broadway World


“I never thought I would enjoy it as much as I did. Fantastic!" 


“Entertaining, different, thought provoking.”

NIE AND THE IPRS are funded in part by the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance. 

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April 4, 8p


Friend Art

by Sofia Alvarez

A new, highly relatable play by Sofia Alvarez, Friend Art, explores the maze of early adulthood. Four friends in their 30's spend time grappling with the all-too-familiar question of "is this it?" as they transition into their careers and attempt to define their own success amidst the paralyzing fear of failure. Alvarez's Friend Art asks how late is too late to pursue your aspirations, how do you come to terms with your ever-evolving self, and the temptation of "what could have been."
Featuring  Lindsey Ball, Andraes Hunt, Brittny Bush and Camron Alexander

April 5, 8p



by Madhuri Shekar

The compelling play about women, science, and bees by playwright Madhuri Shekar examines the often complicated landscape of professional, female friendships on the verge of personal successes in a refreshing and honest way, fleshed out with questions of heart versus ego. With complex private lives, living between cultures, and finally being on the verge of making a real difference, this play raises smart, cogent questions about money, scientific research, academia, and ethics. 
Featuring  Anjana Menon,  Michele Capri, Karthik Chander, & Abraham Zapata

April 6, 8p

We, the Invisibles

by Susan Soon He Stanton

Stanton's thought-provoking play examines a layered and emotionally engaging look at immigration, the service industry, and the dynamics and abuse of power within the system. This play places, center stage, the voice and visibility of these “invisibles” as they tell their stories in their own words (skillfully executed by six different actors playing over sixty different roles). Most intriguing perhaps might be Santon's intimation that being an American might actually require a loss of culture.
Featuring  Tommy Bo, Sammi Sicinski, Camron Alexander, Andraes Hunt, Brittny Bush, Anjana Menon & Mai Le.
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