Shop Floor Theatre Company is continuing their 2014 season with the second of three staged readings, going up Saturday the 29th at Flint’s Buckham Gallery. This series of staged-readings is dedicated to exploring contemporary issues & promoting civic dialogue. Each play will feature talented local actors playing a variety of different roles.
Shop Floor Theatre aims to create original and transformative theatre with and for people of all ages, experiences, and backgrounds. Shop Floor is a community centered, place-based arts & education organization with a focus on creating programming that represents diverse voices and opinions, encourages civic dialogue and engagement, and promotes social and cultural awareness.
The plays chosen for the 2014 Staged-Reading series were all created in a similar “documentary” style and explore a variety of contemporary social issues, including heath care, wealth inequality, & the debate over genetically modified foods. The plays include Nickel & Dimed by Joan Holden (Saturday March 29th), and Seeds by Annabel Soutar (Saturday April 26th). The plays will be performed at Buckham Gallery & a community dialogue will follow each performance. This series is generously funded by the Ruth Mott Foundation, The University of Michigan-Flint Student Government & supported by the Greater Flint Arts Council.
Nickel and Dimed, the second play in Shop Floor’s staged reading series, is an adaptation of a best-selling novel by investigative journalist Barbara Ehrenreich. The play, adapted by Joan Holden, explores the challenges faced by the working poor, and calls many assumptions about the low-income labor market, and its workers, into question. The play will be performed at Buckham Gallery on Saturday, March 29th at 7:30pm, with a dialogue about the play immediately following. Tickets are $5 at the door (cash only, please).
For more information on the Staged-Reading series, or how to support Shop Floor Theatre Company, please contact Andrew Morton (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Kendrick Jones (Kendrick@sftco.org), or visit www.sftco.org