Caryl Churchill Festival: Student Reading of Seven Jewish Children and Cloud Nine

Student readings courtesy of Basement Arts

Seven Jewish Children directed by Maggie Shea

Seven Jewish Children: A Play for Gaza is a six-page, 10-minute play written in response to the 2008-09 Israel military strike on Gaza, and first performed at London's Royal Court Theatre in February 2009.

Cloud 9 directed by Marty McGuire

Cloud 9 is a two-act play workshopped with the Joint Stock Theatre Company in late 1978 and premiered at Dartington College of Arts, Devon in 1979. The two acts of the play form a contrapuntal structure.

The visionary playwright Caryl Churchill is 80 years old this year. It’s time to celebrate her work and her vision. As Tony Kushner writes, “Caryl Churchill is the greatest living English playwright and, in my opinion, the most important English language playwright since Tennessee Williams.” The New York Times calls Caryl Churchill, “… one of the most critically acclaimed playwrights in the English-speaking world, and perhaps the single most acclaimed female one.” Her plays include, Top Girls, Cloud Nine, Serious Money, and A Number. The recipient of multiple theatre awards, she was she was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame in 2010.
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Map Walgreen Drama Center - Newman Studio

February 2019

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