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‘On Love’ by Mfoniso Udofia showcased by MCC Theater

Feast on tales of love in seven theatrical vignettes.

MCC Theater’s next LiveLab will be On Love by Mfoniso Udofia (Sojourners, runboyrun). Directed by Awoye Timpo (In Old Age, Good Grief), On Love will stream on MCC’s YouTube Channel on Thursday, February 11, 2021 at 6:30PM EST before becoming available on MCC on Demand. The reading will be followed by a 15-minute talkback. MCC Theater will also host a digital open mic night, Open Mic, On Love, on February 12, 2021 at 5:30PM EST.

MCC Theater’s LiveLabs is a series of one-act play readings, paying homage to how the company got its start with the One Act Festival nearly 35 years ago. Read live and streamed to the MCC Theater audience, LiveLabs run 25-45 minutes in length and are followed by a talkback with the playwright, director, and cast.

On Love showcases the eight different types of love and the depths in which the human emotion can feel, in seven short theatrical vignettes.

The cast of On Love includes Tẹmídayọ AmayKeith David, Antwayn HopperChiké Johnson, Patrice Johnson, Zonya Love, and Anastacia McCleskey. Scenic design is by Deilis Curiel and costume design is by Qween JeanAyisha Hunt is the stage manager.

Subscribers and Patrons have complimentary access to the live reading and On Demand option. Single tickets for the live reading are $7 at

Open Mic, On Love is inspired the various types of love explored in the LiveLab, including family love, community love, friendship love, and self-love. Participants are invited to share with the digital audience spoken-words, songs, monologues, or poetry that echo how they have been moved or affected by love. 

Open Mic, On Love will take place over Zoom on Friday, February 12 at 5:30PM EST. For more information or to sign up for the free event, please go here.

Subscriptions to MCC’s 2021 season begin at $60 and include access to MCC On Demand, as well as a private Facebook group offering exclusive content. Subscription and Patron packages can be purchased at


MCC Theater is one of New York’s leading nonprofit Off-Broadway companies, driven by a mission to provoke conversations that have never happened and otherwise never would. Founded in 1986 as a collective of artists leading peer-based classes to support their own development as actors, writers and directors, the tenets of collaboration, education, and community are at the core of MCC Theater’s programming. One of the only theaters in the country led continuously by its founders, Artistic Directors Bob LuPone, Bernie Telsey, and Will Cantler, MCC fulfills its mission through the production of world, American, and New York premiere plays and musicals that challenge artists and audiences to confront contemporary personal and social issues, and robust playwright development and education initiatives that foster the next generation of theater artists and students.

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