Troy Foundry Theatre Offers Dark Day Mondays Free Readings: The Life and Afterlife of Uncle Sam March 2

Troy Foundry Theatre is offering a free event on Monday, March 2 as part of their Dark Day Mondays Series. “The Life and Afterlife of Uncle Sam” will play at the Trojan Hotel in Troy, New York at 8 pm. This free event is open to the public.

“The Life (And Afterlife) of Uncle Sam” is a queer epic tragicomedy
about small town, rust belt America, and climate anxiety, complete
with a song and dance. Written by playwright Matthew Sekellick, the play features local actors who tell the story of Sam Wilson and his brother, two boys who set out from their childhood home in 1789 to build success and business in Troy New York.

The ensemble cast includes:
Charlie Barnett
Camryn Beck
Ethan Botwick
Shayne David Cameris
James Carola
Emily Curro
Raya Malcolm
KD McTeigue
John Romeo

Playwright Matthew Sekellick is an artist and writer from the Capital District now living in Philadelphia. He has directed for Torn Space Theater in Buffalo and Hudson Valley Community College; performed in Michoacan, MX and Montreal, and locally with NYSTI, Saratoga Shakespeare Company, and, most recently, on the EMPAC stage. His essays and poems have appeared in Theatre Journal, Studies in Musical Theatre, HowlRound, Jacobin, Peach Mag, and The Alt. He studied at the University at Buffalo, Purchase College, HVCC, and with SITI Company. Readers can find him at

This performance is free, but patrons are encouraged to reserve their space by clicking here.

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