Playwright Adam Richter to Host Reading of Latest Play “Second Home”

Reading Theater Project announces a one-night-only reading of Adam Richter’s new play “Second Home: Five Stories of Immigration” on January 18, 2020 at 8 p.m.

This reading is produced in partnership with Barrio Alegria and will be performed upstairs at the WCR Center for the Arts, 140 North 5 th Street, Reading, Pa., 19601. Admission is by donation.

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“In this era when we make so little effort in understanding one another, it was important to
create a piece where the voices of immigrants are front and center,” said playwright Adam
Richter, who interviewed local immigrants and people from Puerto Rico as the basis for his new play.

One of Richter’s interviewees was Daniel Equsquiza, of Barrio Alegría, a community arts and dance company based in Reading

“At Adam’s suggestion, we connected with Daniel and Barrio to produce this play reading.” Vicki Haller Graff, Artistic Director of Reading Theater Project, says. “The play itself links the Anglo and Latinx communities, and we seek to do the same through its production. It was a natural collaboration.”

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Jewell Brown will direct the play reading, and Sean Sassaman will stage manage. Performers include Kath Godwin, Breana Ogaldez, Aaron Oliver, Anthony Orozco, Bala Peterson, Gabbi Valoy, Griffin Yeyna.

A facilitated conversation with the playwright, cast and audience will follow the reading.

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