2018 Season

Plays Out Loud! 2018

A summer reading series, featuring 3 works that seek to inspire meaningful conversations around issues of social justice.

On Stage

Jun 26–Aug 28, 2018

Plays Out Loud 2018!

This summer, the Union's Performing Arts program presents its second annual summer reading series, Plays Out Loud!, featuring works that seek to inspire meaningful conversations around issues of social justice. All performances are free and open to the public.

A Man A Fish

By Donna-Michelle St. Bernard
Directed by Andre McGraw

- August 28, 2018

Prosper is a fisherman trying to get by in the face of everyday problems. When a slippery eel salesman arrives in town peddling progress to the rural community, Prosper gets a lesson in gift horses and generosity. A Man A Fish was inspired by real-life events in Burundi and is a part of Donna-Michelle St. Bernard’s 54ology project, which seeks to provide artistic responses to contemporary and historical events in Africa.


Original stories by Zora Neale Hurston
Adaption by George C. Wolfe
Directed by Kathy Tyree
- July 27, 2018

Spunk is three short stories by Zora Neale Hurston adapted for the stage by George C. Wolfe and featuring music by Chic Street Man. This critically acclaimed adaptation was originally developed at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles and was first presented in New York as a co-production of the New York Shakespeare Festival and Crossroads Theater Company.

Choir Boy

By Tarell Alvin McCraney
Directed by Denise Chapman
- June 26, 2018

Known most recently for his Oscar Award-winning movie Moonlight, Tarell Alvin McCraney’s Choir Boy explores the intersections of Black masculinity, sexuality, and respectability politics as it holds a mirror to us all, calling us to do better.