Basement Light Productions to Host Industry Reading of The Lesbian Play | Playbill

Readings and Workshops Basement Light Productions to Host Industry Reading of The Lesbian Play

The reading of Riley Elton McCarthy's new work will star Lizzie Milanovich.

Lizzie Milanovich

Basement Light Productions will present a private industry reading of Riley Elton McCarthy’s The Lesbian Play at ART/NY's South Oxford Space in Brooklyn November 30 at 7:30 PM.

Directed by Colleen Morgen, the cast for the reading will feature Lizzie Milanovich as Mimi, along with London Riley Keller, Mickey Skinner, Júlia Cerqueira, Dot Davis, Jordan Hunter-Fidalgo, Aingea Venuto, and Grayson James.

Set on the night of the 2016 presidential election, McCarthy's play follows Boston University's Women Loving Women Club who gather to celebrate a birthday while the impending patriarchal threat of the election's outcome hangs over their heads. At the party, a club member's identity is revealed, sparking inter-club turmoil as members argue with each other over how to define lesbianism and who is allowed to consider themselves a member of the LGBTQ community.

The Lesbian Play, with a revised version of the script, will head to Off-Broadway's The Triad Theater in June 2023 for its first fully-staged production.

The play originally made its workshop debut at The Tank in 2021; Common Ground Theatre Company and Marymount Manhattan College have both provided developmental support for the work, which was a semi-finalist for SheNYC Arts’ 2021 festival.

For more information on attending, email [email protected].


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