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Houston: What’s the Worst That Can Happen?
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What’s the worst that can happen? Precisely what Elizabeth Earle, President of the Board of Directors of Wordsmyth Theater Co in Houston was thinking after she assured parents of tweeners that a reading of a script that included nudity was appropriate for them. Hey, it’s a reading, right? Well, the worst happened. The director and actors loved the play and tried to stage it with, uh, fidelity.

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William R. Duell

is a proud member of the Dramatists Guild of America, a professional member of PEN America, a board member of Wordsmyth Theater Co., which promotes new works by playwrights from around the world, and an advisory board member of Fade to Black, Houston's first and only national play festival to showcase new works by Black playwrights.