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This Obie Award-winning series presents staged readings of new and rarely performed classic plays from all eras and cultures. With the Jacobean plays of Shakespeare and his contemporaries as the cornerstone of its mission, Red Bull Theater is dedicated to the rediscovery and re-investigation of classics from all eras and cultures, and to the development of new plays of heightened language and classical themes. For a list of works in this year's Revelation Readings series, click the hyperlink below.
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.
Coffeehouse Chronicles honors the life and career of Jean-Claude van Itallie with panelists, live performances, and archival material from the La MaMa archives.
Moderators: Rosemary Quinn and Wayne Maugans
Panelists: Jean-Claude van Itallie, Bill Coco, Nancy Cooperstein Charney, Marianne de Pury & more TBA
Performers: Joyce Aaron, Tina Shepard, Paul Zimet, Wayne Maugans
Devastated by a tragic online breakup, Emma's BFFs help her find the perfect guy. Connected is about the true nature of human relationships and our need to be CONNECTED.
Connected is a multimedia experience, where the audience receives texts and other files throughout the performance via their smart devices. You will indeed be connected.
Connected Readings: • May 3, 2018 at 2pm — Theatre Professionals • May 4, 2018 at 7:30pm — Open
In 2007, Peter Michael Marino wrote the musical version of the Madonna movie Desperately Seeking Susan featuring the hit songs of Blondie. The mega-musical opened on London's West End...and closed a month later. WHOOPS!
Desperately Seeking the Exit is Pete's critically acclaimed true story of the making and unmaking of his notorious flop that played everywhere from the USA to the UK to Australia. At this special reading, the show gets a new twist as his roller-coaster tale is joined by the talents of chanteuse-impressionist Christina Bianco, Time Out NY theater critic Adam Feldman, Broadway and solo star Alison Fraser, Classical Theatre of Harlem's Ty Jones, noted storyteller David Lawson, and solo star Amy Marcs.
Mint Theater presents a rare reading of Ferenc Molnár's Liliom. This mystical drama tells the story of a shiftless carousel barker ("Liliom" is the Hungarian word for lily and the slang term for "a tough"). Liliom charts the title character's ill-fated love affair with a servant girl named Julie and his attempt to recompense her in the afterlife.
Literati is a night of comedians in character performing hilarious readings. Sophisticated, satirical, and sometimes wigs. Do you ever leave a comedy show saying, "Hmm, that was pretty funny but not enough reading?" Then this is the show for you!
Your hosts Colin O'Brien (JFL New Faces) and Michael Wolf (Comedy Central) love to read. They've read upwards of one book between the two of them and now they want to share that love of literature with you!
Actor and activist Kathy Najimy teams up with Lauren Gunderson, the most produced playwright in the United States, for a benefit reading of a new play, Natural Shocks. Proceeds will go to the Ms. Foundation's programs and grants that address domestic violence and gun violence against women.
Theatre Barn's original core program is the New Works Series, an incubator of new musicals now in its 10th season. New Works Series presents bimonthly "pre-premieres" of untold stories in the early stages of development. As a primary incubator, Theatre Barn serves as the first curator and developer of these untold stories. It considers more than 100 new musicals each year before choosing 12 eclectic stories to present. Its selection process becomes a showcase for burgeoning talent and a powerful platform for feedback on a work in its early stages. At each installment, two new musicals are showcased in front of a live audience as well as a worldwide virtual audience. Since the series's inception, Theatre Barn has presented more than 400 writers in 100 pre-premieres and has amassed a catalogue of nearly 2,000 videos with a million views on its YouTube channel. New Works Series originated at the Daryl Roth Theatre and is now in residency at the Cell.
Based on the original text The Adventures of Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi, this new play explores identity, a culture of violence, and what it means to become a "real boy."
This is not the movie you know. This is the story of a rogue puppet in a world trying to pull all the strings.
Recommended for audiences 18 years and up.
Read by the author, Irish scholar and former theater director Christopher Fitz-Simon (The Boys), Rise Above: The Letters of Tyrone Guthrie is a selection of private letters that offer a glimpse into the vision of celebrated theater director Tyrone Guthrie and his similarly celebrated colleagues, among them the Oliviers, Alec Guinness, Benjamin Britten, Thornton Wilder, Leonard Bernstein, Ruth Gordon, and more.
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.