Image of Lipica Shah, June Script Club’s Facilitator, in ACT’s Testmatch
Testmatch Summary: How can we understand the present, if we won’t acknowledge the past? Testmatch—a contrast of two time-traveling stories focusing on cricket, a game of strict rules and hidden violence.
In the first story, tensions in the locker room rise during a match between rival women’s cricket players from England and India, as secrets spill about relationships, ambition, and the integrity of the sport. In the second, two British administrators in colonial India confront challenges on the field of play that threaten the entire regime.
Asking hard-hitting questions about colonialism, gender, and power, Testmatch launches an exciting new voice in American theater.
Script Club Overview: Mixed Blood Theatre was founded in 1976 to produce shows that pay positive attention to difference, break down racial barriers, and make theater accessible to anyone and everyone.
For 45 years, social justice and new works have been at the heart of Mixed Blood’s mainstage programming. To continue that work we’ve organized the Mixed Blood Script Club. This FREE virtual discussion is held monthly as scripts are emailed to interested participants prior to the discussion for script reading and and personal analysis. All discussions will be moderated by facilitators who will lead conversations centering history of the script, themes of the play, opportunities for further script development and viewpoints of the play being produced in a future season at Mixed Blood Theatre.
Script Club occurs monthly on the third Wednesday at 7pm.
To RSVP, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.