The Bloodless Jungle by Peter Lawson JonesComing up are two readings, both part of the 15th annual Page to Stage Festival at The Kennedy Center. First is Illegal Helpers, a play by Maxi Obexer translated from a German play by Neil Blackadder, presenting on Saturday, September 3 at 12:30 pm. Next is a reading of The Bloodless Jungle, by Peter Lawson Jones, presenting on the same day at 2:45 pm.

Illegal Helpers is produced by Scena Theatre and directed by Robert McNamara. It deals with topics relevant to today’s political scene in America, including immigration, welfare, and other social issues. I play a student, Fabian, who speaks out and fights against the injustices of existing asylum and immigration laws. This reading will be presented in the South Opera Tier Lounge.

The Bloodless Jungle, produced by The Essential Theatre, is a political drama that follows a hand-picked candidate whose personal relationships are tested when he’s asked to compromise his personal convictions to win a seat in Congress. I play Cyrus Templeton III, the candidate’s best friend and campaign manager. This reading will be presented in the South Atrium Foyer.

More details will be added to the Kennedy Center website as they’re sorted and see here for the DC Metro Theater Arts listing of 2016 presenters.