These plays were presented as part of the TimePieces Play Reading Series during the 2010-11 season:

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by John Conroy
directed by Nick Bowling

Reading held Tuesday, November 23, 2010 at 7 p.m. 

For nearly 20 years, John Conroy has covered the Chicago police torture scandal as a journalist, becoming one of the leading voices drawing public attention to the allegations. In My Kind of Town, Conroy tells the story of the victims, the police officers, the prosecutors, and the families whose lives were poisoned by the scandal. This TimePieces reading features a new version of the script developed and workshopped at TimeLine.

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by Kathleen Cahill
directed by Hallie Gordon

Reading held Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at 7 p.m.
Performed at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave.

In Kathleen Cahill’s The Persian Quarter, a diplomatic crisis and a chance encounter trigger revelations of a shared past. The play unfolds on the final day of the Iranian hostage crisis in 1980 Tehran with Anne, an American hostage and Shirin, an Iranian revolutionary student who is one of her captors. Thirty years later in New York City, their daughters, Emily and Azadeh, meet accidentally in an empty classroom at Columbia University during the visit of Iranian President Ahmadinejad. This play received the prestigious Edgerton Foundation New American Plays Award.