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Echo Theater Company ‘LABFest 2022’

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‘LABFest 2022’ sees public readings of seven
new plays developed in Echo Playwrights Lab

Echo LABFest 2022  — The Echo Theater Company presents staged readings of seven new plays developed in the company’s Playwright’s Lab under the leadership of Brian Otaño and Hannah Wolf.

Feb. 15 – Feb. 20, 2022:

Tuesday, Feb. 15 at 7:30 p.m.: Mother of God by Ricardo Perez Gonzalez
Raising a teenage Jesus is hard enough, but when Holy Mary, Mother of God, decides to divorce the big G himself, all hell breaks loose.

Wednesday, Feb. 16 at 7:30 p.m.: Hurt People by LaDarrion Williams
A coming-of-age story that takes on the art of Black masculinity, Black manhood, and how true the saying “hurt people hurt people” really is.

Thursday, Feb. 17 at 7:30 p.m.: Helicopter Typhoon Carabao! Or, To Survive an Apocalypse Now by Amanda L. Andrei
It’s 1976, and the Philippines is a mess! Some crazy filmmaker named Francis Ford Coppola is shooting an epic action-adventure war movie called “Apocalypse Now,” and he and his crew are treating the homeland like it’s a neocolonial playground.

Friday, Feb. 18 at 7:30 p.m.: Beheading Columbus by Diana Burbano
Lana looks white; her sister Susi doesn’t. Through love and a massive sense of humor, the sisters work at decolonizing themselves from the inside out.

Saturday, Feb. 19 at 3 p.m.: Lucky by Liza Powel O’Brien
What harms are being done in the effort to do good?  In this super-realistic, sometimes absurdist exploration into the nature and practice of philanthropy, a committee of do-gooders gathers to decide which “underprivileged teen” should get a scholarship to college.

Saturday, Feb. 19 at 7:30 p.m.: Proud Boy by June Carryl
A Black officer investigating the murder of a Black motorist by a White police officer is faced with a dilemma when the officer under investigation threatens to reveal incriminating evidence about her husband.

Sunday, Feb. 20 at 4 p.m.: Grief World by Hannah Kenah
A dark-comedy deep-dive into misogyny that derides the notion of healing — especially via equestrian therapy.

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