ASU Theatre Program to Host Play Reading
March 28, 2013
The event will begin at 8 p.m. and is open free to the public. ASU students, faculty and community members will read from the play, which recreates a federal court’s ruling on marriage equality. It is based on arguments presented during the 2010 trial that overturned California’s Proposition 8 – the 2008 ballot measure that ended the marriage rights of same-sex couples. An appeal of that ruling has worked its way through the court system to the U.S. Supreme Court, which is expected to rule on it in June.
After the reading, participants will conduct a moderated “talk-back,” and audience members will be encouraged to participate.
“8 The Play” was brought to ASU by Matt Smith, who recently graduated with his master’s degree in communication. He discovered it while researching a project for the Rhetorical Analysis course taught by Dr. Adria Battaglia. The American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER) and Broadway Impact, an organization of theatre artists and fans who support marriage equality, licensed the ASU reading free of charge as an educational tool.