LA Writers Centerpresents a free online reading of “Villains” by Marquis Ewing as a part of their “Breathe” online play reading series, which will live stream on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at Howlround.tv beginning Saturday, February 27, 2021 at 11 a.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC-7) / 1 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC-5) / 2 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC-4).

When three New York actors (two black and one white), become disillusioned by Hollywood’s lack of racial diversity, they plan to make their own production, only to find themselves becoming victims of their very own destructive biases and interests.

“Villains,” is directed by Susan Dalian, and stars Marc Ewing as Omar and Narrator, Kyle Mattocks as Gerald, Graham Sibley as Jeff, Vera Cherny as Lizavyeta Ivanovna, Matthew Fox as Doug andAlyse Marie reading stage directions.

“The LA Writers Center is proud to be a diverse organization. We have developed new work that has amplified BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ stories for almost two decades. But we can do better.We think instead of speaking, it would be better to listen. Instead of making promises, it would be best to take action. With that in mind, LAWC is partnering with HowlRound to present “Breathe,” an online play reading series designed to advance these stories. We are presenting one reading a month through the end of the year.”

LA Writers Center will announce the rest of the plays in the “Breathe” reading series shortly. Follow their Facebook page for all updates.

Attend, participate, and spread the word. These stories need to be heard, and we are now, more than ever, prepared to listen.

About HowlRound TV: 

HowlRound TV is a global, commons-based peer-produced, open access live-streaming, and video archive project stewarded by the nonprofit HowlRound. HowlRound TV is a free and shared resource for live conversations and performances relevant to the world’s performing arts and cultural fields. Its mission is to break geographic isolation, promote resource sharing, and to develop our knowledge commons collectively.

More Info: 

http://www.lawriterscenter.org/villains-by-marquis-ewing.html   |   https://howlround.com/series/la-writers-centers-breathe

Watch here: https://www.facebook.com/LAWritersCenter/


Saturday, February 27: “Villains”11 a.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC-7) / 1 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC-5) / 2 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC-4).