Whither Goest Thou America:
A Festival of New American Play Readings
Stars Society

 “Whither goest thou, America, in thy shiny car in the night?”
                                                            -Jack Kerouac, from On the Road

Undermain Theatre presents an annual festival of new plays examining the current American landscape. In its second year, the festival fosters the development of new plays in Dallas and gives playwrights the opportunity to see their stories read before live audiences.

This year, the centerpiece of the festival will be the fully-staged world premiere of so go the ghosts of méxico, part three, ‘a poet sings the daughter songs’ by Matthew Paul Olmos. The final installment of this three-play cycle will run from April 11 – May 5, 2019. The reading series of the festival includes the opportunity to hear works from playwrights at the forefront of American writing. You will experience:

Red Chariot by Gordon Dahlquist: April 17 and 18, 2019
Vox Humana by Len Jenkin: April 24 and 25, 2019
so go the ghosts of méxico, parts one and two by Matthew Paul Olmos: May 1 and 2, 2019
He Brought Her Heart Back in a Box by Adrienne Kennedy: May 11 and 12, 2019

Stars Society

“There was nowhere to go but everywhere, so just keep on rolling under the stars.”
-Jack Kerouac, from On the Road

The Stars Society is a community of Undermain supporters who believe in the importance of increasing the development of new work in Dallas. With a gift of $2,500, Stars Society members help to underwrite the costs of producing the festival.

With your gift of $2,500, you will enjoy unique opportunities during the festival. Highlights of these include:

● Special recognition in printed materials
● Two (2) complimentary guest ticket vouchers to each reading
● Preferred seating for all readings
● Invitation to attend a festival rehearsal
● Behind-the-scenes events with the playwrights and casts as available
● Kick-off champagne toast celebrating the first reading of the festival with the cast and playwright of Red Chariot

To become a Founding Member of the Stars Society or for more information, please contact Blair Crane, Development Director, at 214-747-5515 or blaircrane@undermain.org.

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