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Petworth Neighborhood Native’s New Play to Open on U Street

Fri., Aug. 19 (7:30pm) This will be opening night curtain time the new, one-act play, roughdraftofmylife, written and directed by Petworth neighborhood native Lauren Cooper, being performed at U Street’s Liv Lounge (2001 11th St., NW).

Featuring a cast of local actors (Barbara Asare-Bediako, Carolyn, Barrett, Alison Carney, Teresa Michelle Lasley), the play chronicles the passions, disappointments, triumphs and struggles of modern African-American woman through four women characters. By using the women as symbols for the different facets that every woman possesses without relying on overused archetypes that saturate many African-American theatrical and fictional works, Cooper has sought to get inside her characters heads and display their emotions realistically so as to weave images and tell tales with a passion that is often not found in works by young artists.

In addition to the 19th, there will be three more performances: another the following Friday, the 26th, at the same time, as well as  Saturday matineés on the 20th and 27th, with curtain time at 3 p.m.; a pre-show brunch will be offered at 2 p.m. Tickets can be purchased in advance for $12 at or at the door for $15. For more information about the production company founded in 2005 in DC and now based in Harlem, visit