AmericUs by Universes presented by City TheatreWednesday, June 24, 2020 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Through City Theatre’s digital Momentum festival, UNIVERSES will present a work in progress reading of their show AmericUs. An urgent portrait of contemporary America, the Universes team will reinvestigates the piece within the context of our current moment following its world premiere in Cincinnati this past season.
Streamed on The Show Must Go On(line) Pittsburgh channel. (run-time 90 minutes)
Featured Playwrights: Mildred Ruiz-Sapp, Steven Sapp, Asia Mark, and Gamal Chasten
UNIVERSES is a national Ensemble Theater Company, of multi-disciplined writers and performers of color, who fuse theater, poetry, dance, jazz, hip hop, politics, down home blues and Spanish boleros to create moving, challenging and entertaining works for the stage. The group breaks the traditional theatrical bounds to create its own brand of theater. Founded in The Bronx, New York in 1995, the members of UNIVERSES came together in the urban poetry and music scene of the late 1990s; quickly moving through the “down town” performance scene to built a home for themselves in American Theatre. UNIVERSES has performed at venues throughout the United States and toured extensively worldwide.
City Theatre closes each season with the Momentum Festival: New Plays at Different Stages, which brings some of the most exciting playwrights in the country to Pittsburgh for a weekend of workshops, readings, and artist panels. Momentum is an annual event that showcases new plays in different stages of development.