The Jasper Project presents Syzygy: The Solar Eclipse Plays – premieres of six 10-minute plays written by six SC playwrights to commemorate the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse in Columbia, SC. Playwrights include Jon Tuttle, Nicola Waldron, Chad Henderson, Terry Roueche, LaSharn Hopkins, and Eugene Washington. There will be two performances of the plays at 7 pm and at 10 pm on Thursday, August 17th, with a reception for attendees of both performances from 9 – 10 pm in the Tapp’s Gallery space. Playwrights will be available for Q and A during the reception.
The scripts, along with original poetry from the Syzygy Invitational Poetry Reading, sponsored by the Jasper Project, will be bound and sold in a commemorative publication. Invited poets include Marjory Wentworth (SC Poet Laureate), Ed Madden (Columbia Poet Laureate), Marcus Amaker (Charleston Poet Laureate), Ray McManus, Len Lawson, Vera Gomez, and Jennifer Bartell. (A separate reading and reception will honor the poets earlier in the day.)