Shifting the Spotlight Drama Book Club

Woodridge Library

Shifting the Spotlight Drama Book Club

Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021, 7:30 p.m.

Join the library on Sept. 23 for the third session of Shifting the Spotlight Drama Book Club!

The book club, a partnership between the DC Public Library and Theatre Prometheus, is a place to read and discuss great plays that are too often excluded from the modern American stage, especially those by BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and people of color) playwrights. For this session, we will be reading Harvest, a play by Manjula Padmanabhan. Written in 1997 and set in India in 2010, Harvest is a futuristic, dystopian play about an exploitative international organ trading market in which residents of a large city, facing poverty and few job opportunities, are coerced into selling their organs — and lives —to wealthy North American ‘Receivers’ who can afford to pay the price.



Click here to register for the virtual discussion and to be sent the Google Meet link.

This program is presented in partnership with Theatre Prometheus, a local theatre organization whose literary staff will be co-moderating the discussions. 

Thanks to the generous support of the West End Library Friends, we are delighted to be able to bring in an expert in the field to enrich the conversation and help place the play and its topics in historical context. As we draw closer to the date of the event, we'll have more information to share on this, so watch this space!

We look forward to seeing you in September!

Add to Calendar 23-09-2021 19:30:00 23-09-2021 20:30:00 Shifting the Spotlight Drama Book Club Join the library on Sept. 23 for the third session of Shifting the Spotlight Drama Book Club! The book club, a partnership between the DC Public Library and Theatre Prometheus, is a place to read and discuss great plays that are too often excluded from the modern American stage, especially those by BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and people of color) playwrights. For this session, we will be reading Harvest, a play by Manjula Padmanabhan. Written in 1997 and set in India in 2010, Harvest is a futuristic, dystopian play about an exploitative international organ trading market in which residents of a large city, facing poverty and few job opportunities, are coerced into selling their organs — and lives —to wealthy North American ‘Receivers’ who can afford to pay the price. Click here to register for the virtual discussion and to be sent the Google Meet link. This program is presented in partnership with Theatre Prometheus, a local theatre organization whose literary staff will be co-moderating the discussions.  Thanks to the generous support of the West End Library Friends, we are delighted to be able to bring in an expert in the field to enrich the conversation and help place the play and its topics in historical context. As we draw closer to the date of the event, we'll have more information to share on this, so watch this space! We look forward to seeing you in September! false DD/MM/YYYY

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