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Kitchen Theatre: The Royale
March 20 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
AT LIFELONG ($10)
Description: Play read through: It’s the height of the Jim Crow era and Jay “The Sport” Jackson is fighting to be the first African American heavyweight world champion. Join the crowd ringside as he bobs and weaves his way through a segregated country, trying to stay on his feet. Inspired by the story of ground-breaking boxer Jack Johnson, The Royale examines what it takes to gain a place in history.
Facilitator: M. Bevin O’Gara is the Producing Artistic Director at the Kitchen Theatre Company in Ithaca, New York. Prior to that, she spent the last 15 years with the Huntington Theatre Company in Boston, Massachusetts most recently filling the role of Associate Producer. She has worked as the Artistic Associate at the New Repertory Theatre in Watertown, MA, where she started their second stage series called Downstairs at New Rep. Other companies include Williamstown Theatre Festival, The Actor’s Center of Australia and the Gaiety School in Dublin. Bevin has been a Guest Artist or Lecture at several Boston area schools and is the proud recipient of the Lois Roach Award for Outstanding Commitment to the Boston Theatre Community. She was recognized by the Massachusetts State Association of the Deaf for her commitment to D/deaf and hard of hearing artists. She holds a BFA from Boston University.