Iowa City playwright and director Sean Lewis will talk about his new graphic novel illustrated by artist Benjamin Mackey, Saints: The Book of Blaise. Critically lauded, this is the story of a group of misfits who discover themselves to be the reincarnations of Catholic Saints. They find they must put aside their differences to battle the fallen angel Michael and his army of Doomsday Zealots. Humor and Heavy Metal combine in this audacious drama for adults.
Sean Lewis’ plays have been produced the United States and Europe winning the Kennedy Center’s Rosa Parks Award, the Barrymore Award, the Smith Prize and many more. His work has been published in the NY Times Sunday Magazine, the Huffington Post, and heard on NPR’S This American Life. He is the Artistic Director of Working Group Theater and Riverside Theater. This will be an in-conversation event with Tim Budd.