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New Voices Program: Culminating Event 2022

May 26, 2022

Virtual (General Admission)

We are thrilled to present the culminating event for our New Voices Program cohort live online! The New Voices Program is a playwriting program for local Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) and members of the LGBTQIA+ community, facilitated by our friends at The Ink Project.

Help us celebrate the work that these talented writers have put together over the last several months on May 26 at 6:00pm live on RLT’s Facebook page.

Thursday, May 26
6:00 – 9:00pm
Tune in to the RLT Facebook page to watch!

The Plays & Playwrights

Enjoy 10 minute excerpts from each our of participant’s plays that were developed over the course of the program during the culminating event. Learn more about each of our playwrights here! See below for the featured plays and the approximate times they will be presented during the event:

They Said It Was Okay (6:15-6:27pm)
by Margaux Escutin
Directed by Germona Sharp

What’s Next? (6:28-6:40pm)
by MK Alova
Directed by Germona Sharp

Wake Up (6:41-6:53pm)
by Christina Sapien-lezzi
Directed by Tim Locklear

The Trip (6:54-7:06pm)
by Qualia Holder-Cozart
Directed by Tim Locklear

Oscar, We Can’t Afford a Title Page (7:07-7:17pm)
by Nori Rivera
Directed by Bryan Pridgen

Just A Shot Away (7:18-7:30pm)
by Diamone Ricketts
Directed by Elena Montero Mulligan

Violet Kiss (7:31-7:43pm)
by Josue Gerado Ruiz Elizondo
Directed by Elena Montero Mulligan

There will be a brief intermission from 7:43-7:53pm.

Eight One Eight Two (7:54-8:06pm)
by Rishi Chowdhary
Directed by Kanika Vaish

Shinsei (8:07-8:19pm)
by Judy Dove
Directed by Mike Brannon

3 Year Old Hitch (8:20-8:30pm)
by Monique Cheri Stokes
Directed by Phillip Bernard Smith

Daisy Fresh (8:31-8:43pm)
by Anna Muthalay
Directed by Phillip Bernard Smith

The Day It All Went Downhill (8:44-8:52pm)
by Harrison Casey
Directed by Larry Evans

Rewrite (8:53-9:00pm)
by Shane Dittmar
Directed by Larry Evans


The New Voices Program is sponsored by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina.

Ticket Information

Total run time is approximately 3 hours with one intermission. This event may contain adult themes and language.

Show Time:

  • Thursday, May 26 at 6:00 p.m.

No ticket required. RSVP here and watch the event live on RLT’s Facebook page!