The White Chip: A Benefit Reading
The original Off-Broadway cast of The White Chip will perform a live reading for audiences to see of ATC’s Sean Daniels’ play about his unusual path to sobriety as a fundraiser for The Voices Project, a grassroots recovery advocacy organization, and ATC.
The benefit performance will be broadcast live at 5 p.m. (Pacific Time) / 8 p.m. (Eastern Time), Monday, May 11, 2020 simultaneously on Arizona Theatre Company’s Facebook page (@ArizonaTheatreCompany) and YouTube channel.
The performance is free, but viewers are welcome to donate what they can. The performance will then be available for four days afterwards through ATC’s website and YouTube channel. All donations will be divided equally between the two organizations.
A New York Times Critics’ Pick, The White Chip was last staged Off-Broadway at 59E59 Theaters in New York City, from Oct. 4 – 26, 2019. Tony Award-nominated director Sheryl Kaller, Tony Award-winning sound designer Leon Rothenberg and the original Off-Broadway cast (Joe Tapper, Genesis Oliver, Finnerty Steeves) will return for the reading.
The Off-Broadway production was co-produced with Tony Award-winning producers Tom Kirdahy (Little Shop of Horrors, Hadestown) and Hunter Arnold (Little Shop of Horrors, Hadestown).
The reading will be dedicated to five-time Tony Award-winning recipient, playwright and librettist Terrence McNally (Ragtime, Kiss of the Spiderwoman, Love! Valour! Compassion!, Master Class).