By Resident Playwright Alumna Marsha Estell
Directed by Mignon McPherson Stewart
Fourteen year-old Songbird is pretty, popular and the best singer in her school choir, plus she just hooked up with “the Crooner”, Yes, he’s more than twice her age, but hey, their love is strong, just don’t tell anyone. Life is good, until the videotape is leaked. The Crooner explores the consequences of the male gaze, while asking why society deems black/brown girls less innocent.
About the Saturday Series
Every Saturday afternoon at 2:00 PM (except for holiday weekends), Chicago Dramatists hosts a Saturday Series event in our theatre. Most Saturday Series events are public readings of plays-in-progress.
All plays read in the Saturday Series are directed, rehearsed, and presented with minimal staging. After each reading, the audience members are invited to fill out written response sheets and to join in a moderated post-reading discussion.
We hope you will join us for this Saturday Series event!