Join Creative Greensboro for a staged reading of Debra Kaufman’s “Seeing Light” on Saturday, February 25 at 7pm in Studio 413 at the Greensboro Cultural Center, 200 N Davie Street.
Our Page to Stage reading series allows playwrights to hear their plays read out loud by actors for the first time in public and get feedback towards a possible fully realized production.
This staged reading is recommended for adult audiences and is free to attend with donations accepted to help further the programming of the Greensboro Playwrights Forum.
Playwright Debra Kaufman has written five full-length and dozens of short plays and monologues, as well as four full-length poetry collections and three chapbooks. She produced her play “Harbor Hope” in 2015 and “Illuminated Dresses,” monologues by women, in 2019. She received a North Carolina Arts Council playwriting scholarship and two grants from the Regional Artists Hub Program. In 2021 she adapted Paul Green’s 1936 antiwar play, “Johnny Johnson,” for a contemporary audience. She has been a member of the Greensboro Playwrights Forum for over twenty years.
About The Play “Seeing Light”
Viola Stuart, a college freshman seeking direction in her life, falls in love with Tyler Jackson, a psychology student and musician. They are both recruited, along with Jan Graham and her daughter Belle, by Mike and Mary Grace Prior into Seeing Light Ministries, led by the charismatic Reverend John. At a retreat, the community’s bonds are strengthened. Viola overcomes her initial distrust and leaves school to work for the Reverend at his mountain retreat. With the Priors’ ambitions to take the ministry to a more popular level come unethical behaviors that threaten to tear the community apart.