In 1999, a bigoted slur is spray painted onto a video rental store in McLean, Virginia, disturbing, and possibly outing, the owner and his high-school employees. A life-changing film scholarship hangs in the balance as secrets are thrust into the open in a riveting examination of race, sexuality and identity in a world on the cusp of the digital age.
One-Shot is presented as part of SigWorks: Monday Night Play Readings, an initiative that highlights and supports the work of DMV and regional playwrights. This series is an opportunity for playwrights, actors, directors, and patrons to explore new plays in a fun and informal environment. To learn about our other SigWorks programs visit our SigWorks page.
Readings take place on Signature’s YouTube page, followed by a live Q&A with playwright, director and dramaturg
New work at Signature Theatre is sponsored by Dan and Gloria Logan.
SigWorks: Monday Night New Play Readings is sponsored by the Jenna and Paul Segal Foundation through the Heidi Thomas Initiative, in support of new work created and staged by women in the American theater.
Usman Ali Ishaq