READING | Lorraine Hansberry Theater presents Esai’s Table by Nathan Yungerberg
MoAD and The Lorraine Hansberry Theater present a reading of ESAI’S TABLE by Nathan Yungerberg
ESAI’S TABLE follows the journey of three young black men on a mythical night sea journey atop a magical old table. Through artistic expression and personal revelations, we learn why they’ve been chosen to navigate this journey. Destiny meets eternity in this story of black lives, friendship, family, and love.
Nathan Yungerberg is a Brooklyn-based storyteller whose work has been developed or featured by The Cherry Lane Theatre (2017 Mentor Project with Stephen Adly Guirgis), Roundabout Theatre Company, The Playwrights’ Center, American Blues Theater, JAG Productions, Crowded Fire Theater, Lorraine Hansberry Theater, The Lark, The Fire This Time Festival, 48 Hours in Harlem, Climate Change Theatre Action, The National Black Theatre, The Sheen Center, The August Wilson Red Door Project, The Bushwick Starr, and BBC Radio Afternoon Drama. He is one of seven black playwrights commissioned by The New Black Fest for HANDS UP: 7 Playwrights, 7 Testaments, which was published by Samuel French. Nathan is also the founder and producing artistic director of www.mercurii.nyc. Awards and honors: The 2016 O’Neill National Playwrights Conference (Semifinalist), Ken Davenport 10-Minute Play Festival (Winner), 2019 Djerassi Resident Artist. www.nathanyungerberg.com
The Lorraine Hansberry Theatre at MoAD is a collaboration that connects theater and the visual arts, bringing both audiences together, making each art form more accessible and relevant to both constituencies and providing context across art forms. Each presentation will be followed by an audience discussion.
Bringing Art To the Audience (BATA) staged reading is supported in part by the California Arts Council and National Endowment for the Arts.