Join Us for “The Narrative”

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January 6, 2022 | By Jenny

Join Us for “The Narrative”

This month, we are launching The Narrative, a new online series devoted to reading and discussing plays. The first discussion will take place on Thursday, January 13, 2022 at 7:30 pm. Tickets are free, but must be reserved in order to receive the link to the Zoom meeting. Tickets are available online, over the phone at 828-254-1320, or in person at the Asheville Community Theatre Box Office.

“It’s like a book club, but we’re reading and discussing plays,” said Jenny Bunn, Marketing Director at Asheville Community Theatre. “We’re not reading the plays out loud together – you’ll read them in advance on your own – but then we’ll all come together to talk about them.”

In January, two plays are on the agenda – Choir Boy and The Brothers Size – both by playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney. The discussion will be hosted and moderated by Asheville playwright, author, director, and producer Ria Young, who also selected the two plays for this first event.

“I chose Tarell Alvin McCraney not only because of his massive influence on me but also there is a raw authenticity about his work that’s based on personal and shared experiences,” shared Young.

Scripts are available to check out at the Asheville Community Theatre Box Office at 35 East Walnut St. in downtown Asheville or at Noir Collective at 39 S Market St Suite C in downtown Asheville. Or, if you’d prefer to purchase your own (hard copy or e-copy), click here.

“My hopes for this program are for people to convene with these works in their purest form, without the stage. Only the words, and the feeling you get from opening your heart and mind to receive what’s been written and discover what it really means for you. I also hope this program provides the opportunity for people to be exposed to more writings/writers of color,” added Young.

“We’re talking with the YMI and the Buncombe County Public Library about the scripts and the direction for the next installment of The Narrative,” said Bunn. “And very excited to see where those partnerships will lead.”

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Covers of the scripts for The Brothers Size and Choir Boy