Variations on Vision

Postponed from June to Aug. 7–23, 2020 at Motor House

For the 16th straight year, The Variations Project will take the stage with a fabulous group of world premiere 10-minute plays by local authors. Click on the Variations tab to learn more.


Oct. 23–Nov. 1, 2020 at Motor House

By Angelina Weld Grimké—a new adaptation by Aladrian C. Wetzel

A foremother of the Harlem Renaissance, Grimké wrote her play in 1916 as a defiant reply to the release of DW Griffith's film "Birth of a Nation". First produced in Washington, DC by the NAACP and published in 1920, it is a scalding view of racism, personal loss, and the high price of truth.

Give Me Moonlight

February 7–16, 2020 at Motor House

By Ariel Mitchell


A surreal journey through the lonely places of 20th century America.

Some sorrow has to be shared. Give Me Moonlight is about the sorrow that is so deep that it can barely be felt let alone acknowledged in the bright light of day.

A Staged Reading: North Wind

February 12, 2020 at Motor House

By Sarah Cosgrove

A trio of characters search for freedom from their pasts, in a snow-bound Midwestern bar. A question hangs in the air: How do you move forward when everything you see reminds you of what you’ve lost?

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