Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Indie Theater--Up Close and Personal

I'll be hosting post-performance talkbacks with several indie theater artists on three different nights during the first part of February. These are great opportunities for readers/audience members to meet some of the most impressively talented folks on the indie theater scene at the moment--and engage with them in discussion about their work and about the state of theatre in general.

All three of these events are in conjucntion with presentations of work that's been published/being published in NYTE's Plays and Playwrights anthology series. Here's the rundown:

Sunday, February 1: I will moderate a discussion with Christopher Carter Sanderson, the founder and artistic director of Gorilla Rep. We'll be talking specifically about Washington Square Dreams, the play Gorilla Rep commissioned which is published in Plays and Playwrights 2001. Our talkback follows a staged reading of Washington Square Dreams performed by No. 11 Productions. This event is at 7:30pm at Manhattan Theatre Source. This event is FREE!

Monday, February 2: I'll chat with Boo Killebrew about her play They're Just Like Us. Boo is an award-winning actor, playwright, and choreographer. Our discussion will follow a staged reading of the play by No. 11 Productions. In addition, I'll introduce special guest Tim Collins, who will perform a brief excerpt from his play A Fire as Bright as Heaven, which is being published in Plays and Playwrights 2009. This event is at 7:30pm at the McGinn/Cazale Theatre. This event is FREE!

Friday, February 13: I'll moderate a talkback with Rick Burkhardt, Andy Gricevich, and Ryan Higgins of The Nonsense Company following their performance of Great Hymn of Thanksgiving / Conversation Storm. The latter of these 2 one-act plays is being published in Plays and Playwrights 2009. We hope that books will be available at this event so you can purchase a copy and get Rick (the playwright) to autograph it! Details about this event are here.

Watch the nytheatre i for an announcement of the free events that will officially launch Plays and Playwrights 2009, coming soon!

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