April 19th thru May 7th at The Jeffrey and Paula Gural Theater at A.R.T./NY
HOUSES ON THE MOON and RHYMES OVER BEATS
are proud to present
A Play by Camilo Almonacid | Directed by Emily Joy Weiner
In THE ASSIGNMENT, an original play by Camilo Almonacid, an English Professor is shaken when a student’s personal essay describing an act of violence from the perpetrator’s perspective reopens long buried wounds.
Developed through Houses on the Moon’s workshop process, the seeds of the play were born from two real peoples’ stories: A mother’s desire to understand what caused another human to take her son’s life, and a man’s desire to express his own remorse for a crime committed in his past. The play explores the long-term emotional toll of violence from both sides of the barrel, and the struggle to forgive others and ourselves.
Houses on the Moon Theater Company exists to dispel ignorance and isolation through the theatrical amplification of unheard voices. Through creative workshops, original performances, and post-show discussions, Houses on the Moon helps communities come together by making meaningful connections through the public sharing of their untold stories.