PLAYWRIGHTS ON PARK Reading Series

A reading of a new play by professional actors, a talk back following the reading with the playwright, cast, and director, and an opportunity for audience members to complete a response card for each play/musical.


Wednesday, September 23 at 6:00 pm
At Hill-Stead Museum [more info]

GRIT

by Nick Malakhow


At Dunston-Hall Academy, Raymond Castillo, a returning junior, and Sasha Gomez, a new sophomore, meet and bond over being two of the "scholarship kids" at a mostly white boarding school, the stupid stuff their white hallmates say, feeling like fish out of water both at home and at DHA, and their passions for music and art. Their growing friendship is tested, however, when they must navigate a series of personal tragedies, uncomfortable revelations, and betrayals as the fall semester unfolds.

NOTE: Strong language.


The reading will be held at Hill-Stead Museum in Farmington. See Offsite Events: Hill-Stead Museum for ticket info.

Featuring Maya Cuevas and Willie Marte from our production of IN THE HEIGHTS.


About the Playwright

NICK MALAKHOW (he/him/his) is a Dominican and Ukrainian writer and theater educator based in Boston. His full-length play, SEEING EYE, was developed with Victory Gardens Theater in Chicago and Fresh Ink in Boston, and was a finalist for the 2019 O'Neill NPC, the 2018 LTC/HowlRound Carnaval, and the 2020 In-Progress Reading Series at the Unicorn Theatre. His other work has been developed or produced by the Quarantine Series, Theatre@First, the Open Theatre Project, the Q Collective, and as part of the 2018 Boston Theater Marathon. Nick was a Company One Playlab Unit member for C1's 2019 season. He has also taught theater, English, and creative writing at the secondary level for over ten years in the greater Philly and Boston areas. He grew up in the diverse town of Teaneck, New Jersey. BA: Swarthmore College, MA: Emerson College


Prior Playwrights on Park


This Living Hand by Richard Vetere
Collision by Dustin Sullivan
Kunstler by Jeffrey Sweet
What It Takes by Jack Rushen
Let It Come Down by Eve Lederman
Something Quiet by Gabriel Jason Dean
Super, or, How Clark Graves Learned to Fly
by Gina Femia

Honey LaBrea - The Lonely Thetan
by Jacques Lamarre
Community by Stephen Kaplan

Interested in submitting a play? See our Play Submission page for details.