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A.E. Hotchner Playwriting Festival: "Grand"

Saturday, October 17 | 7:00 PM

In a modern day re-contextualization of The Great Gatsby, Grand sharply unravels the American Dream through the journey of a young Black woman banker who dreams of being a painter, and an older iconic actress who hosts wild parties, does not attend them, and nostalgically dreams of a certain lily-white boy.

Play by Sophie Tegenu.

All readings will be held virtually. Free and open to the public.  Register here

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Event Contact

Mary Clemens | 314-935-7025 | mclemens@wustl.edu

Speaker Information

This year the Hotch Fest will be a live-streamed virtual event. The dates and times of the performances are listed online. In the past these performances have been free and open to the public. Patrons and Wash U students may obtain links to the festival events by visiting the PAD Website.

Because of increased production costs for video equipment and streaming, we are giving festival goers the opportunity to give a donation through our “pay what you can” ticket system. If you would like to make a contribution to help support this event, click the “Pay What You Can” Festival Package link when registering. You will receive links to register for all three events.

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