Jocelyn Bioh is the author of Happiness and Joe.
Jocelyn Bioh is the author of Happiness and Joe.
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MCC Theater has announced casting for upcoming PlayLabs readings of Jocelyn Bioh's Happiness and Joe and Lily Houghton's Dear. The readings will take place October 2 and 16, respectively, at the Lucille Lortel Theatre.

Directed by Saheem Ali, the cast of Happiness and Joe will include Joaquina Kalukango and Austin Smith. Directed by Jenna Worsham, the cast of Dear will include Michele Selene Ang, Lilly Englert, and Coral Peña.

The PlayLabs reading series invites audiences to engage directly with playwrights as they develop new works for the theater. Each reading includes a post-show reception with wine and snacks, offering a chance to discuss the work and mingle with the playwrights, actors, MCC leadership, and other audience members.

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