Reginald Edmund (MFA ’09), a resident playwright at Chicago Dramatists, will have his play “SOUTHBRIDGE” read on Saturday, February 4, at the Windy City’s new play development house. About the play: A white widow is assaulted and an angry mob is at the jailhouse door, screaming “Lynch him!” The only way to untangle the truth is for the accused, Christopher C. Davis, to review the events that have lead him to the hangman’s tree in Athens, Ohio, in the year 1881. Read more about Edmund’s reading and the Saturday Series. Since 1979, Chicago Dramatists has been dedicated to a single mission—the development and advancement of playwrights and new plays that contribute to the American theatre repertory and enrich the lives of audiences across the country.
Edmund is a 2009-2010, 2010-2011 Many Voices Fellow playwright originally from Houston, Texas, where he was Artistic Director for the Silver House Theatre, as well as the founder and producer for the Silver House Playwrights Festival and the Houston Urban Theatre Series. He was the inaugural recipient of the Kennedy Center Fellowship at Soul Mountain Retreat as well as the 2009 National Runner-up for the Lorraine Hansberry and Rosa Parks Playwriting Award. Read more about Edmund and his work by visiting his website.