Staged reading of "Cell"

August Wilson award winning Playwright Cassandra Medley’s newly published short play “Cell” will be presented as a staged reading at Columbia Center for the Arts on Sunday August 25th at 7:30 p.m. The play will be followed by a discussion with the playwright! Cell, a drama by Cassandra Medley, illustrates survival skills of those on the edge of society’s precipice. The only jobs left in town are at a detention center for illegal immigrants waiting to be deported. Rene has taken in her sister Cerise and niece Gwen, who were homeless, and helps them get jobs with her at the facility. But Gwen's soft heart puts her at odds with the detention center's rules against fraternization, and Rene will not let Gwen threaten her job, her only link to financial security. Tickets will be $5 at the door. On Monday evening August 26th at 7:00 p.m. Cassandra will host Writers Gym, Writers Gym will be a 90-minute creative writing “gymnasium.” The goal is to instigate, develop, and rough-draft a 1- minute first-person character monologue or story narrative, and to encourage, offer, and receive exploratory suggestions from the Instructor, as well as fellow members of our class. Cost for the workshop is $20. “You can’t wait for inspiration; you have to go after it with a club.” Jack London


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