Location: Horchow Auditorium
Allison Tolman reads “And Then I Snuck a Dead Cuban Alligator on an Airplane” by Jenny Lawson and “Museum” by Naomi Shihab Nye
Christie Vela reads “Puro Amor” by Sandra Cisneros
Ruben Carrazana reads “Art of Translation” by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
Directed by Tina Parker, Kitchen Dog Theater
Allison Tolman currently stars in the ABC drama series Emergence. She received Emmy and Golden Globe nominations for her role as Molly Severson on the FX series Fargo. Her other television credits include the ABC comedy series Downward Dog, The Mindy Project, Good Girls, and Castle Rock, among others. Her feature films include The Gift with Jason Bateman and The Sisters Brothers with Joaquin Phoenix and Jake Gyllenhaal. A Sugarland native, Tolman was one of the founding members of Second Thought Theatre in Dallas.
Christie Vela is Associate Artistic Director at Theatre Three, where she recently directed Dracula. She is a former member of the Brierley Resident Acting Company at Dallas Theater Center, where her many credits include Steel Magnolias, Medea, and Real Women Have Curves. Vela is also a company member of Kitchen Dog Theater, and works and directs in theaters across the Metroplex, as well as at Trinity Repertory Theatre in Providence, Rhode Island.
Ruben Carrazana is an actor, director, and writer whose acting credits include Dallas Theater Center, Stage West, Kitchen Dog Theater, Undermain Theatre, Second Thought Theatre, the Danielle Georgiou Dance Group, and Cara Mía Theatre. His play Stacy Has a Thing for Black Guys was recommended for the American Theatre Critics Association/Harold and Mimi Steinberg New Play Award.