THIS IS READING, a dynamic site-specific multimedia installation blending live performance and visual media, will occupy the historic Franklin Street Railroad Station in Downtown Reading, re-animating the long vacant building. Using as it’s foundation the challenges, and triumphs of people living in and around Reading, PA, THIS IS READING will weave their individual stories into one cohesive and celebratory compelling tale of the city. The project is inspired by the relationship Pulitzer-prize winning playwright Lynn Nottage forged with the people of Reading while researching her critically-acclaimed Broadway-bound play SWEAT, directed by Kate Whoriskey.
THIS IS READING is a co-production of ReadingFilm, who also produces ReadingFilmFEST!
Check out the great coverage leading up to the art installation from the Reading Eagle