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After two previous 12-Hour Reading Festivals, Animus Theatre Company presents a third. The festivals give theatergoers the opportunity to experience one of the earliest and least-accessible parts of theatrical production — the reading — elevated by industry-leading actors and presented on a Broadway stage with the playwright in attendance. This year's festival showcases the repertoire of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Beth Henley (Crimes of the Heart).
Corkscrew Theater Festival provides early-career artists with a high level of production support and features five world premieres as well as four readings performed in repertory over four weeks. Special attention has been given to theatermakers who are developing work through robust and innovative collaborative models.
In this exploration of origin stories, the ancient canon, and the myth of Leda and the Swan, a searching, unruly ensemble of women, girls, men, and boys journey, lay eggs, question, turn into eggs, suffer, hatch from eggs, and rebel — to the awe and dismay of their Playwright, who is struggling to make sense of them, the world, and her own story, all spinning wildly out of control.
Content warning: rape, healing from trauma, childhood sexual assault
Twenty years ago, the eyes of the nation were drawn to Laramie, Wyoming, after the hate-crime murder of Matthew Shepard. In the following weeks, the Matthew Shepard Foundation was founded and members of Tectonic Theater Project traveled from New York to Laramie to conduct interviews with the people of the town. These interviews formed the basis of The Laramie Project, which has become one of the most performed contemporary plays in the world. On September 24, 2018, the Matthew Shepard Foundation and Tectonic Theater Project present Laramie: A Legacy, a benefit reading of The Laramie Project to honor the progress made over the last two decades to erase hate.
Performers for the evening include Emmy and Tony Award winner Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother); Tony, Emmy, and Golden Globe Award winner Mary Louise Parker (Weeds); and Tony winner Billy Porter (Kinky Boots). They join the original company of The Laramie Project: Stephen Belber, Amanda Gronich, Mercedes Herrero, Andy Paris, Greg Pierotti, Barbara Pitts McAdams, and Kelli Simpkins. Tectonic Theater Project founder and artistic director Moisés Kaufman directs.
Sundays@Six is a free reading series focused on works-in-progress. The WorkShop Theater presents sit-down readings of new and revisited scripts by company playwrights and of projects initiated by company artists. Most of the readings are followed by a moderated dramaturgical discussion.