Professional actors will read excerpts from playwright Cheri Magid’s plays at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, in Gailor Auditorium on the campus of the University of the South. Ms. Magid will be the 2015-16 Tennessee Williams Playwright-in-Residence at the university. Actors will read from The Tavern Wench, in which a sailor falls hard for an erotica writer, and The Chosen Ones, in which a doctor of Chinese medicine is coerced into working as Heinrich Himmler's private physician. Their sessions become a battle of wits and manipulation with the world stage in balance.
Ms. Magid was a 2013-14 Audrey Resident at New Georges, a 2014 Walter E. Dakin Fellow at the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, and is a member of the Dorothy Strelsin Writers Group at Primary Stages. Lydia, or the Girl at the Wheel, Ms. Magid’s radio play about the earliest days of burlesque, aired on National Public Radio and her short story “Yeah, We Got That” was featured on Playboy Radio. She wrote the screenplay Story of D, about the real story behind the writing of the famous sadomasochistic novel Story of O, for Nicole Kidman. Ms. Magid is currently the area head of undergraduate curriculum at New York University’s Dramatic Writing Program.
The readings are for mature audiences only. The audience is invited to join Ms. Magid for a reception following the readings.
The event is made possible by the Walter E. Dakin Memorial Fund and presented by the University of the South Department of English.