Words come to life in the hands of a
talented playwright. Here in Arkansas, those men and women of skill are
being recognized for their works. Good news matters Thursday night at the Clinton library where two noted playwrights
were recognized for their works by the Arkansas Repertory Theater.
Lynn Notage and Luis Valdez are also
Rock to encourage African-American and Latino playwrights to make a
difference in the literary world.Valdez says his works can be seen from Broadway
to the Hollywood sound stage...and every piece
focuses on what matters most to him --America.
"This little festival is
celebrating this ongoing process of the Americanization of all the peoples that
make up this great country," playwright Luis Valdez said.
"Voice at the River" will
feature the playwrights this week through Saturday at 6th and Main Streets in
downtown Little Rock.
Schedule of Events:
Friday August 17
Arts & Social Change A
Discussion with LynnNottage & LuisValdezClintonSchool of Public Service (Free Event;
Free Public Reading of Almost September by Ajene D.Washington
Free Public Reading of We Lost It at the Movies (With a
Special Appearance by Rock Hudson) by Guillermo Reyes
Coffee House @ The Rep - An Open
Mic Gathering with music and libations
Saturday August 18
Free Public Reading of Parked by Vanessa Garcia
Public Discussion: New Voices/New
Horizons hosted by Just Communities of Central Arkansas