Outreach & Education

Read to Relate

Scene from IMMEDIATE FAMILY, the Read to Relate selection that was performed in our 2022-23 season.
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Diversity, Equity, Inclusion

Check back in the Summer of 2023 for details on our next series of Read to Relate plays.

Read to Relate: An Active Play Discussion Group is a new program offered by Theatre Memphis. The group will discuss plays written by and about *ALAANA and/or differently abled communities. An individual can participate in reading all ten plays over the course of ten months  or choose individual plays to participate in over the course of one week.

The discussions will be moderated by a local ALAANA and/or differently abled theatre artist. Each play will be scheduled for 2 sessions; one where we read the script and one where we delve into the literary, social context, and production qualities of the script. Theatre Memphis intends to include one or more of the selected scripts in a future season.

If you wish to purchase a script, they are usually $15 each. There will be a small set of scripts of each play in the box office for checking out. There will be a $10 refundable deposit and they can be checked out for three days. Contact the Outreach and Education program manager for more information.

You will be contacted regarding payment after registration is complete.

* ALAANA – African, Latinx, Asian, Arab, and Native American

Read to Relate Programs in 2022

Is God Is

Is God Is By Aleshea Harris  Moderated by Dr. Niambi Webster Twenty-one year old African-American twin sisters Racine and Anaia were burned and scarred as babies. Racine has burn scars...


Bulrusher By Eisa Davis Moderated by Keia Johnson In 1955, in the redwood country north of San Francisco, a multiracial girl grows up in a predominantly white town whose residents...

The Glass Managerie

The Glass Managerie By Tennessee Williams Moderated by Thomas King The Glass Menagerie is a memory play by Tennessee Williams that premiered in 1944 and catapulted Williams from obscurity to fame. The play has...

You for Me for You

You for Me for You By Mia ChungModerated by Eileen Kuo As they attempt to flee the Best Nation in the World, North Korean sisters Minhee and Junhee are torn apart...

The Amen Corner

The Amen Corner The Amen Corner is a three-act play by James Baldwin. It was Baldwin’s first work for the stage following the success of his novel Go Tell It...

Lohrey Theatre

Seats up to 411

Both the Lohrey Theatre and the Next Stage Theatre are wheelchair accessible with a handicapped accessible restroom on the same level as the main lobby to both venues. The Lohrey Theatre also provides hearing assisted equipment to any who may require or request it, at no charge.

Lohrey Theatre Seating Chart

(Next Stage is open seating)

Next Stage

Seats up to 110

The black box Next Stage seats up to 110 and is also wheelchair accessible with state of the art equipment for sound and lighting.