On May 21, 2022, at 7:30 PM, we’ll present a staged reading of local playwright Will Murdock’s new play Untitled Work In Progress. This reading will be directed by Mike Davis and will feature performances by Daniel Murchland, Meghann K. Humphreys, Dave Boggess, and Andrew Bearden. The talkback will be moderated.
ABOUT THE PLAY
Untitled Work in Progress by Rawls Harding: Rawls broke his arm… Only maybe it’s more than that. And the painting is unfinished. Before the accident, painting was the only way for him to feel truly himself. The only way for him to understand the world. Every flick of the wrist or drag of the brush told part of his story. Now his wrist won’t move, and he doesn’t know what comes next. He doesn’t know if he’ll paint again. He doesn’t know who he his. And while he tries to see the world in black and white… he can’t keep the colors from creeping in.
ABOUT OUR STAGED READINGS
At our staged readings, the dialogue and stage directions are read aloud so that the audience can hear what the play will sound like. Each of our staged readings has benefited from different levels of movement and physicality to paint a mental picture of what the full show will look like. The performance helps the playwright spot potential areas for strengthening their work in the future.
After the performance, there is a brief intermission followed by an optional moderated talkback. The audience has an opportunity to answer some simple questions about the show, as well as provide their general feedback on the show. This process is essential for new play development! Now is your chance to be a part of creating new art!
ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT
Will Murdock is a Georgia-based playwright and director. His personal plays explore the ideas of family, myth, and how people relate to one another. His community-based scripts for Georgia’s Official Folk-Life Play, Swamp Gravy, delve into the themes of home, secrets & lies, communication, and more. His favorite theater peels back the layers of pretense that people build around themselves and offers up surprises for the audience. He is very much in love with characters that speak their own sort of awkward poetry.
HEALTH AND SAFETY
The Board of Directors requests that all Pumpies, patrons and guests wear masks inside the Legion Theatre, irrespective of vaccination status, to protect those who may be at high risk.