NAV Virtual Reading: Lyin’ Ass

June 30

The New American Voices Reading Series moves online for Summer 2020 with three exciting new plays debuting the last Tuesday of the month in June, July, and August. The series kicks off on June 26, 2020 at 8pm with Lyin' Ass, by Eugene Lee and directed by SaMi Chester.

A set of fraternal twins is separated at birth. The girl, Willie Mae, grows up to become a Texas Ranger who has solved every case except one - the kidnapping of a teen-aged girl. On the verge of retirement, with the help of her elderly friend Amos, Willie Mae revisits her past and the brother she tried to forget. Filled with secrets, clues, and fantastical stories, LYIN’ ASS is a rich character study with a tantalizing mystery at its core.

Queens Theatre At Home: New American Voices Summer 2020 Virtual Reading Series

Following the premiere of the reading, stay tuned for the post-show discussion with QT Director of New Play Development, Rob Urbinati, writer Eugene Lee, director SaMi Chester, and members of the cast.

The plays in the New American Voices Summer 2020 Virtual Reading Series are written by people of color, and examine issues surrounding race, culture, ethnicity, immigration, crime, and family from three completely distinct perspectives.

This stream will remain available for viewing until Friday, July 3. Viewing this reading is offered free of charge to everyone. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to Queens Theatre to support ongoing - educational, community, and artistic - cultural opportunities while our facilities remain closed due to COVID-19.


Angela Christine

Frankie R. Faison

Lynda Gravátt

Shaun Patrick Tubbs

Yolonda Williams