The live event was held Saturday, July 25, 2020. While the event has ended you can still donate to help support HSC and BTU – see button below.
HUDSON STAGE zoom performance of a very short one-act by JOSHUA ALLEN (TV’s EMPIRE, upcoming NETFLIX: FROM SCRATCH and HBO’s ——-) addressing this moment in time. Lauren logs into Zoom, expecting a long-overdue catch-up with old friends from college. What she doesn’t expect is to confront a complicated, and possibly unresolved, relationship from her past.
Writer Joshua Allen
Directed by Cezar Williams
Production Stage Manager: Helen Irene Muller
Cast: Betty Gabriel and Chris Messina
Introduction by: LaChanze (Founding Member of Black Theatre United)
Joshua Allen is the writer of THE OCTOBER STORM, slated for a world premiere with HSC this past spring but now postponed to our 2021 season.
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