Launch and Reading with 3 Hole Press: Will Arbery and Daaimah Mubashshir
Sunday, July 1 - 3-5pm
Please join us to celebrate the publication of Wheelchair by Will Arbery and The Immeasurable Want of Light by Daaimah Mubashshir. Short dramatic readings to be followed by refreshments.
Wheelchair is a beautiful play—surprising at every turn—balancing gentle humor, downright hysteria and genuine pathos.
Riddled with anxiety and self-doubt, the people—and even objects—in Wheelchair battle their grim circumstances with whatever tools they can muster. However, their words are imbued with such humor, strangeness, and life that we are left invigorated rather than depressed by each encounter. Arbery is one of the most exciting young playwrights of his generation.
—Young Jean Lee
Will Arbery is a playwright + performer + filmmaker from Texas + Wyoming. His play PLANO premiered at Clubbed Thumb’s Summerworks in June 2018. He’s currently under commission from Playwrights Horizons. His plays have been developed at Clubbed Thumb, Playwrights Horizons, Ojai Playwrights Conference, New Neighborhood, The New Group, EST/Youngblood, The Bushwick Starr, Alliance/Kendeda, White Heron, 100W Corsicana, Two Headed Rep, and Tofte Lake Center. He’s a member of SPACE on Ryder Farm’s Working Farm, EST’s Youngblood, Calliope Theatre, and a former member of Clubbed Thumb’s Early Career Writers Group. His dance work (with Kora Radella & Matty Davis) has been seen at Pioneer Works, The Watermill Center, and MCA Chicago. MFA: Northwestern University. BA: Kenyon College. He grew up the only boy among seven sisters. willarbery.com
About The Immeasurable Want of Light
When you see the quote “she’s ahead of her time” it means that everyone else needs catching up. Do yourself a favor, catch up; be here now, and you will need not look back. Here lies Black.
— Raja Feather Kelly
As a photographer, I am drawn to Mubashshir’s ability to create images with her words. Images that cling to you, so vivid and visceral that you will want to read slowly and savor every word.
— Kelli Connell
Daaimah Mubashshir is a playwright working in New York City. She is currently a member of the Soho Rep. Writer/Director Lab, Clubbed Thumb’s Early Career Writers Group and is an artistic affiliate of New Georges. Other plays include Rum for Sale, There is Something About a Clock Face, Not In This Room and Astro—Minstrelsy or The Chronicles of Cardigan and Khente. Awards include a 2018 Audrey Residency with New Georges, a 2017 Stanford Calderwood Fellowship at The MacDowell Colony, and a Foundation of Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant. https://www.daaimahmubashshir.com/
About 3 Hole Press
3 Hole Press is a small press for performance works in printed formats. 3holepress.org