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Circle Up Play Reading Series

February 2  - 4, 2024

at East Side Freedom Library

About the Circle Up Play Reading Series.

After an incredible influx of over 600 script submissions from across the country this past year, Full Circle Theater is excited for the return of its Circle Up Play Reading Series! Join us for intimate staged readings of 4 gorgeous and intriguing plays under consideration for future Full Circle productions.


About the Plays

American Fast
by Kareem Fahmy

Friday, February 2 at 7:30 pm

Directed by

Siddeeqah Shabazz

Twenty-one-year-old college basketball sensation Khady Salama makes it to March Madness, only to become a flashpoint of controversy when she lies about observing the Muslim fast while competing in the tournament.

Cost of Living 
by Martyna Majok

Saturday, February 3 at 3:00 pm

Co-Directed by

Stephanie Lein Walseth and Nathan R. Stenberg

Eddie, an unemployed truck driver, reunites with his ex-wife Ani after she suffers a devastating accident. John, a brilliant and witty doctoral student, hires overworked Jess as a caregiver. As their lives intersect, Majok’s play delves into the chasm between abundance and need and explores the space where bodies—abled and disabled—meet each other. (Winner of the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.)

Esai's Table 

by Nathan Yungerberg

Saturday, February 3 at 7:30 pm

Esai’s Table is an Afro-surrealist vision play that explores the humanity of three young Black men who are being held in an ominous basement by a peculiar man who forces them to practice lines from a play that were found inside of fortune cookies. 

Directed by Lester Mayers

Last Ship to Proxima Centauri 

by Greg Lam

Sunday, February 4 at 3:00 pm

The Earth has become uninhabitable. The last escape ship from Earth (Seattle, to be exact) arrives to its new home planet centuries after all the others. The pilots are not prepared for what they find there. LAST SHIP TO PROXIMA CENTAURI asks us to examine 21st Century America through the lens of futurist neo-colonialism, 2000 years after the end of Must See TV.

Directed by Lara Trujillo

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