In 2018 we held a stage reading of The Viking and The Gazelle at the Minnesota Playwrights Center, with a professional cast, dramaturg Micheal Kinghorn and a crowd of about 30-40 audience members.
The Viking and The Gazelle is a powerful engaging play incorporating authentic challenges met head-on with frank discussions, raw emotions, and a surprising level of humor. The lead characters navigate their relationship, overcoming enculturation and "advise" of friends, to achieve what all humans search for...acceptance, respect, and love.
We really enjoyed the reading of The Viking and The Gazelle at The Playwrights' Center! The play had us often laughing, but it also touched on very real racial issues recognizable to our own experiences.
I had the privilege of being in the audience during the reading of The Viking and the Gazelle at the Playwright's Center in Minneapolis. I admire the production's courage to take on this monumental task of bringing to light subject matters across ethnic and racial groups when most people are either afraid or unwilling to talk about them. I look forward to seeing this production come to life on the big stage!