The Duat

by Roger Q. Mason

Our workshop of The Duat was a success, and a production is now scheduled for June 7-23rd at Philadelphia Theatre Company.

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The Duat

The Duat

By Roger Q. Mason

Directed by Taibi Magar

December 18th, 2023 at Philadelphia Theatre Company

7:00PM EST

*This reading is a private event, and attendance is by invitation only.

Taking its title from the mythical Egyptian afterlife, The Duat is a psychological portrait of Cornelius Johnson, a FBI counterintelligence officer, in a battle for his very soul. Using spoken word, North African drumming, and gorgeous choreography, this one-person world premiere is a poetic and virtuosic story of redemption.

Roger Q. Mason  (they/them) is an award-winning writer, performer and educator known for using history’s lens to highlight the biases that separate rather than unite us. Mason’s playwriting has been seen on Broadway, Off and Off-Off-Broadway, and Regionally. They are an honoree of the Kilroys List and a member of Page 73’s Interstate 73 Writers Group, Primary Stages Writing Cohort, and the co-founder/lead mentor of the New Visions Fellowship for Black Trans and Gender non-conforming

Philadelphia Theatre Company

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The Duat is being developed in partnership with Philadelphia Theatre Company. PTC Co-Artistic Director Taibi Magar will direct. This will precede the East Coast premiere of The Duat set for The Suzanne Roberts Theatre in the Summer of 2024.