Virtual Hot Off the Press (Hollywood)

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Hot Off the Press is a program of new solo writings presented by talented scribes in staged readings. Usually presented in a theatre with a live audience, our newest show will be performed in a virtual presentation live via Zoom, to conform with current considerations of public health and safety. The new program includes:

Is There a Doctor in the House? Written and performed by Lynne Jassem. A lesbian in Oakland meets a true love (at last!), in a romantic odyssey that will take her across the country and over the sea.

Versatile. Written and performed by Kevin Neighbors. A modern journey through identity and intersectionality. Kevin, a biracial and gay person, wades through the trauma of police brutality. Through poetry, he explores the fate of African-American men when stopped by law enforcement and how it challenges him to own his sexual identity.

Moments. Written and performed by Sharon Nyree Williams. The Seattle-based graduate of a historically Black college (HBCU) utilizes her voice to affirm her love for African-American men and her concerns for their health and safety, as well as trans people in the light of recent headlining events. She takes a look at confrontations with the community and the law enforcement establishment.

#Boy Mom. Written and performed by April Wish. The mother of a daughter and son worries about what she detects as violent tendencies in the behavior of her little boy. Are these tendencies innate? If so, can they be controlled by nurturance?

Unexpected Blessings. Written and performed by Barbara Brownell. Barbara is a Caucasian woman in her 60's who is exploring the journey of discovering who her real father is and how this journey has influenced her own identity.