CHATHAM — Sex And Commerce, A Comedy Drama by Kim Sykes: A Staged Reading on Sunday July 15 at 3 p.m. at North Chatham Free Library. Watch 5 professional actors do a reading of Kim Sykes new groundbreaking play, Sex And Commerce, A Comedy Drama. Ages 14 and up.
This play takes place in a hotel room in the French Quarters one year after Hurricane Katrina. At a women’s conference, a social worker who works with women in prostitution, is attempting to make amends after a contentious debate with her opponent, the author of the bestselling book Sex and Commerce which chronicles her year living in and reporting on life in a brothel. Their convictions are suddenly challenged when they meet a young girl and her pimp who are solidly in the life.”
Kim Sykes is an actress and writer. This year she guest starred as Detective Sluser on Homeland for Showtime television. She appeared as Judge Foley on BULL for CBS. Last year she was in the original play, Melissa’s Choice at The Lion on West 42nd Street in Manhattan. For television she was last seen as Judge Banks on Sneaky Pete for Amazon TV and as GiGi on The Affair for Showtime. She appeared in the motion picture “Pariah”, which won the John Cassavette’s Prize at the Independent Spirit Awards in 2012. She has written two full-length plays, In A Roundabout Way and Sex and Commerce, which began and was performed at Stageworks in Hudson, New York. Ms. Sykes is formerly the Director of Special Projects at the Coalition Against Trafficking in Women (CATW) which is where she conceived Sex and Commerce. Currently she is the Artistic Director of Girl Be Heard, a non-profit organization that works with women and girls to help them write and perform about social justice issues. Girlbeheard.org
All events are open to anyone of any town or hamlet, and, unless otherwise noted, FREE. The library is located at 4287 Route 203 in the hamlet of N.Chatham; phone 518-766-3211. This event is made possible in part with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts Decentralization Program administered by Greene County Council on the Arts.