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Read & Rant – Virtual Book Club (exploring plays written primarily by women)

June 15, 2020 @ 6:30 pm

Read & Rant is the Athena Project’s book club (in collaboration with the Tattered Cover Bookstore) which explores plays written primarily by women. Prior to the gathering, the audience is invited to read two or three scripts and meet every third Monday to discuss the works. Learn what makes a good script; how reading a play is different than a book, a movie, or spoken word; converse with invited guests as part of the monthly discussions and share opinions. These monthly FREE offerings to the community aim to raise awareness of the under-representation of women’s stories on stage.

The conversation on Monday, June 15th will focus on how technology is impacting our lives, especially in our current situation. Looking in the future, we will analyze if the use of robots will replace humans in some or many aspects of our lives. Invited guest will be Michael T. Starks.

Play names:
1. Loneliness was a Pandemic by Olivia Haller
2. Smile Like a Knife by Fenger Gael
Maru Garcia, Jennie, Mikaley Osley

Monday, June 15th, 2020 from 6:30 – 8:30pm
This Book Club Event will be held Via Zoom
Participants who have registered will receive the link for the meet-up in an email prior to the event.


Mr. Starks is a software developer and movie-maker with a background in physics. He has written code to solve many problems in the aerospace, entertainment, and health-care industries. In 2016 and 2017, he helped implement the phone app to control the Ultimate Lighting McQueen, a robotic toy car at Sphero. He is known for directing a modern adaptation of Macbeth (2006) and the comedy ColoradoLand (2020). He has produced and directed many short movies, including Brick’s Gambit (2018). He and his wife Karilyn met while performing Shakespeare on stage at Red Rocks Community College. They are the owners of Ionogen Media, LLC, and are known as the “Mom and Pop” of Colorado movie-making.

Athena Project website

Posted 6-10-2020


June 15, 2020
6:30 pm
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