PARTS UNKNOWN  is a free play reading series showcasing new plays and plays in translation from around the world, including works by writers unfamiliar to U.S. audiences.
VTC is proud to partner with the 53rd Street Branch of the New York Public Library to present the Parts Unknown series in their newly opened atrium.

From Jordan

Thursday, June 22  7PM


by Amahl Khouri

Directed by Lisa Rothe

Starrring Andrew Dahreddine,* Bianca Leigh,* Rhys Roffey

She He Me is a documentary play based on interviews with several transgender people in the Arab world. Witty and affecting, and in many ways, surprising, it focuses on the challenges encountered and discoveries made by three unique individuals who “just want to be themselves.”

Celebrating LGBT Pride Month at

New York Public Library 18 W 53rd St (btw 5th/6th Aves)



*Member AEA

From Europe

Thursday, Aug 24  7PM


by Maxi Obexer  translated by Neil Blackadder

Directed by Miriam Eusebio

This award-winning documentary play addresses the plight of the people from all walks of life who seek to provide aid and shelter to migrants—even though it is against the law. A powerful insight into a contemporary tragedy that threatens to engulf Western Europe, it provides a sharp look at those who help, and those who callously sit by doing nothing.


New York Public Library 18 W 53rd St (btw 5th/6th Aves)



PARTS UNKNOWN Reading Series is supported in part with public funds from The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and by Creative Engagement, supported by New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.