Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Plays and Playwrights 2008 Release Party on Sunday

Unless I am eaten alive by terminal flake disease, I plan on attending the Plays and Playwrights 2008 release party to watch the excerpt readings of the plays. Make sure you come up to me and ask me if I have finished the Godsbreath rewrites I am planning on getting done before Sunday if you go too.

Martin Denton's blog has more info.

The readings start at 4pm on Sunday. It is happening at: The Red Room Theatre and The Kraine Theatre, located at 85 East 4th Street (between 2nd Avenue and the Bowery).

Here are the plays they are publishing.

THE TELLING TRILOGY by Crystal Skillman
A gripping and and often chilling full length play that explores the nature of loss, comprising three linked tales of the supernatural.

WHAT HAPPENED WHEN by Daniel Talbott
Two young men, brothers who have recently been separated, reunite of a night of reminiscence and truth telling.

ANTARCTICA by Carolyn Raship
In this sometimes surreal fantasia of growing up, Magda and Winnie set out to become the first American Girls to make an expedition to the South Pole.

CLEANSED by Thomas Bradshaw
An envelope-pushing drama about a biracial teenage girl who joins a white supremacist group, written by one of the Village Voice’s “Best Provocative Playwrights of 2007.”

LINNEA by John Regis
A young writer who is obsessed by Dostoyevsky lives out his own NYC dream version of The Idiot in this remarkable coming-of-age tale.…AND WE ALL WORE

LEATHER PANTS by Robert Attenweiler
In this wild and pyrotechnically poetic comedy, a Midwestern American family searches for redemption in the world of heavy metal & glam rock.

17-year-old Marvelous isn’t sure if he’s gay, but he knows he wants to play music. His parents battle over his destiny, and nobody wins in this moving drama.

IN OUR NAME by Elena Hartwell
A triptych of short, breathtaking one-acts about the ways that the War in Iraq has hit home, especially among American women.

A riveting sci-fi cautionary tale inspired by the lives and works of Czech writer/activists Karel & Josef Capek, especially the play R.U.R. which gave us the word “robot.”

FALL FORWARD by Daniel Reitz
A play about choices and figuring out what really matters, originally performed in a Methodist Church two blocks from the World Trade Center.

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