Tuesday, September 8, 2009

InterAct Commissioned VEILS In Reading at Actor's Studio

This Saturday, September 12, the InterAct Theatre commissioned play, VEILS by Tom Coash, will be presented in a staged reading as part of The North Shore Readers Theatre Collaborative at The Actor's Studio in Newburyport, Massachusetts. VEILS was commissioned by InterAct in 2008 through it's 20/20 New Play Commissions program.

Tom Coash, playwright of VEILS and CRY HAVOC,
which InterAct premiered during its 2002/2003 Season

Written as the third in a trilogy of plays based on playwright Tom Coash's time as an academic living in Egypt, VEILS tells the story of Intisar, an African-American Muslim girl studying at the American University in Cairo, and Samar, her Egyptian roommate, who embark on a project exploring the controversy that arises when the university institutes a ban on women wearing burkas on campus. Along the way they discover that cross cultural friendships in a post-9/11 world require courage and understanding.

Read more about the reading of VEILS here:


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More information about InterAct's 20/20 New Play Commission program available here:


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